A two-way bike lane – or a protected lane – for Plaza Street West could come true after all, providing a safer route for cyclists traveling between Prospect Park West and Flatbush Avenue, says the Brooklyn Paper.
The Department of Transportation will unveil plans at an April 19 Community Board 6 meeting for a north-bound lane – two years after it was first proposed – says the Paper.
Cycling advocates say that the DOT’s teetering was a result of .
“There’s a sense that [the city] held back on the project because of the lawsuit – but I’m glad they’re doing it now,” cycling advocate Eric McClure told the Paper.
According to the article, the city will reveal proposals at the meeting for a two-way unprotected lane (one that is not separated from traffic) and for an alternate one-way lane that is protected by a lane of parking.
Some residents of Plaza Street West are not happy about the return of the bike lane plan, says the Paper, writing in a letter to city officials last year that the lane would “taint the tree-lined street” and make driving more difficult.
When Patch asked in November whether on Plaza Street, 60 percent of readers thought that the curves of the street were too dangerous for a non-protected bike lane, while 17 percent thought the proliferation of bike lanes were “overkill” at Grand Army Plaza.