Calling Brooklyn Bicycle Advocates

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"Next Thursday, March 29, the DOT is presenting a plan to Brooklyn Community Board 6 for new bike lanes on 9th Street in Park Slope. I hope you can attend and support these lanes. The Community Board is already hearing opposition from drivers (they don't want to loose their double parking privileges!).

The meeting will be:
Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street (corner of 7th Avenue)

You can see the full agenda at:
Board 6

The lanes are planned to run between 3rd Avenue and Prospect Park West and are part of the City's Bicycle Master Plan (you can see the dotted ""planned/proposed route"" marking on the City's bike map). Nice connection between Prospect Park and the 3rd and 5th Avenue bike lanes.

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Natalia Lincoln (not verified)
Do you have to sign up in advance to speak?

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Carol Waaser (not verified)

Usually you can sign up when you get there. But if you want to make sure, call the Board office (phone number is in a post below).

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Zac (not verified)

As if 9th Street in Park Slope isn't wide enough. It is 4 wide lanes with very little traffic. They could give a full traffic lane in each direction and it wouldn't impact anybody (except maybe around 5th Ave.)

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Tony Mantione (not verified)
Bklyn bike lane

Hello Carol ;

Too bad I work evenings. I support any attempt to increse cycling in our borogh. Is there anything I can do other than show up in person ??

Ciao ;
Tony Mantione

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Carol Waaser (not verified)

Send an email or letter to community board 6 saying you live in Brooklyn and support the bike lane. Their website is, email: [email protected], mailing address: Community Board 6, 250 Baltic St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.


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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
The DOT plan for 9th St

"You can click through the PowerPoint presentation or download the PDF here:"

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bill vojtech (not verified)

I live in Park Slope and ride on 9th street. I've never felt the need for a bike lane on it– it's wide and usually has light traffic. There are places where I think bike lanes make things better, (6th ave in Manhattan), and I'm more concerned about the proposal to make 7th ave in the slope a one-way street.

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Paul (not verified)

I second what Bill said on 9th Street. I do 9th every morning and there's no need for a bike lane there.

As for the one way streets, I haven't heard a compelling reason why they are a bad idea. If they convert 7th to one way and throw in a bike lane I might start using it, but right now it's useless for biking between 9th St and Flatbush Avenue.

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