The World’s Most Talked-About Bike Lane & The (Former) Home of the Death-o-Meter
How did an eight-foot wide strip of green paint, less than a mile long (which by most accounts transformed Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West from a three-lane, speeding-plagued arterial into a traffic-calmed neighborhood street appreciably safer for biking, walking and driving) become the front line in the global battle over bike lanes? How is Grand Army Plaza, one-time home of the Death-o-Meter and written off for decades as an inhospitable and impenetrable “traffic peril,” being transformed into Brooklyn’s pedestrian- and bike-friendly town square? Pump up your tires, strap on your helmet and join us for a family-friendly exploration of two of Brooklyn’s most startling public-space transformations.
Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Event Start/End: Prospect Park West & Union Street, adjacent to Prospect Park
Host Organization: Eric McClure (Park Slope Neighbors) & Doug Gordon (BrooklynSpoke)
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: Fully Accessible - This is a bike ride that will be suitable for all ages.
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Supported the PPW Bike lane? Take a victory ride on May 6th
For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.
Uh... May 6th is the date of the 5-boro bike tour. Are we trying NOT to have many bikers show?
they may be trying to draw a local, family crowd that isn't up to riding the 5 boros.For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.