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DOT Places New Bike Lane Symbols Throughout Park Slope

Department of Transportation workers laid down 32 new bike lane symbols on the Second Street and Third Street bike lanes on Thursday.

 

If you thought your bike lane needed a facelift, you got what you wished for on Thursday.

The Department of Transportation dispatched workers to place 32 thermoplastic bike symbols on the Second Street and Third Street bike lanes from Prospect Park West to Fourth Avenue.

The new bike lane symbols, which depict a person wearing a helmet while riding a bike, are bigger and a little wider than the old ones.

The DOT workers, who wished to remain anonymous, said they were putting five bike lane symbols down between each avenue, instead of just one on the top and one at the bottom as before.

The DOT did not respond for comment about why they were updating the thermoplastic symbols.

However, one worker said it was simple: the symbols needed to be improved.

“The symbols were old and they need to be re-done,” he said while making sure the new symbol was placed properly. “As time goes on, they wear off.”

The workers used a torch to heat the asphalt, put the thermoplastic symbol down on the bike lane and then heated it with the torch, melting it to the street.   

The DOT will be updating more bike lane symbols throughout Park Slope this week. 

Chicken Underwear September 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM
I hope they don't gauge up the roadway removing the old symbols and lines in Prospect Park.
Joe P September 21, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Cool! We need more bike lanes. How about one on 7th Avenue? It's wide enough!!!

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