If you’re a biker, pedestrian or a car enthusiast you probably have an opinion about driving up Prospect Park West, making a right into the traffic circle and then taking a right onto 15th Street.
The Department of Transportation has , some of them already in motion like the new light at 15th Street. But the question for today concerns the DOT’s plans for making .
Starting at Bartel-Pritchard Square to Eighth Avenue, there will be a shared bike lane, which means drivers and bikers share the same space. But once past Eighth to Third Avenue, the bike lane and the car lane become separated by painted lines.
Under the proposed plan the 35-foot road will be cut into sections: a 9-foot parking lane on the north side, an 11-foot moving car lane next to it, a 5-foot painted bike lane and then a 10-foot parking space on the south side for cars.
The bike lane on 15th Street will be installed on the left-hand side, the south side, to avoid any conflicts between bikers and buses while making a right-hand turn onto 15th Street.
So, what do you guys think? One commenter on the original article last week said: “More bike lanes please!!!! Why isn't the one on 15th going to be separated from cars? There's enough space to make it really safe.”
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