Gallery: As NYC Expands Greenways, Another Brooklyn Bike Lane is Under ...

Biking in the New York City should be filed under extreme sporting, but NYC’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is attempting to curb the dangers of biking by upping the number of bike lanes and connecting already existing lanes throughout the city. The battle of the Prospect Park West bike lane in Brooklyn has been widely publicized, but there’s another battle currently underway over how to handle bikers on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge. Greenpoint Avenue is a heavily used truck route with some 26,637 commuters each day, and while there is not an official report on the number of cyclists, estimates from some transportation groups put the number of daily riders around 500.

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