Monday, April 23, 2007

DOT Moving Ahead with Ninth Street Safety-Bike Lane Plan

Bike on Ninth Street

Looks like advocates of the Department of Transportation plan to improve the safety of Ninth Street in Park Slope by creating left turn lanes and bike lanes have won a victory despite some neighborhood objections. The Park Slope Courier reports that it was told the plan is a go:
Despite reservations expressed by the community board, and the opposition of many block residents, the city will move forward with the installation of bicycle lanes on 9th Street in Park Slope.

We are going ahead with it,” Department of Transportation Spokesperson Chris Gilbride told this paper on Wednesday.

“The community board’s role in this is purely advisory,” he continued. “We consider bike lanes as a safety enhancement to the street.”
Community Board 6 had voted to send the proposal back to committee for further discussion before voting it up or down.

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