Goodbye, Bike Lane

Calling it redundant, NYC's DOT has chosen to sandblast 14 blocks of a Bedford Avenue bike lane away.
December 2, 2009, 6am PST | Alek Miller
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"It's hard to see how any bike lane, let alone a popular and useful route like Bedford Avenue, can be removed without compromising safety. 'This is a really heavily used segment of the Brooklyn bike network,' said Transportation Alternatives' Wiley Norvell. 'Calling it redundant is a bit like saying it's redundant to have sidewalks on the street. It's a necessary part of the transportation system. Cyclists are still going to use Bedford Avenue in large numbers, and they deserve a safe route.'"

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Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Streetsblog New York City
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