Gallery: Brooklyn Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against the Prospect Park West ...

According to NYCDOT, the retrofitting of Prospect Park West has led to the 16% decrease in crashes, the tripling of weekday cycling, and shorter crossing times for pedestrians. © Complete Streets

In a huge victory for the community and street safety advocates, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop the redesign of Prospect Park West to include a two-way bike lane. The lawsuit was brought by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, former DOT Commissioner Iris Weinshall, and other politically connected opponents with a history of opposing bike lanes in NYC. Despite a relentless and misinformed campaign filled with dubious and easily refutable claims against the bike lanes, Brooklyn residents can rest assure that the bike lanes are here to stay.

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1 Comment

  1. minus_wit_humor August 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Go New York!! I’m hoping a little of this can continue to rub off on DC, I’d love to see a connected bike system to get in and around the city and the ‘burbs.