Monday, September 8, 2008

Wiiliamsburg, NY - Public Hearing Tonight To Disscus Buffered Bike Lanes & On-Street Parking

Williamsburg, NY - Brooklyn Community Board 1, which represents Williamsburg and Greenpoint, is set to hear proposals for new buffered bike lanes on Kent Avenue and for improving pedestrian safety at dangerous intersections in North Brooklyn.

The bike lanes are an interim step on the way to completing the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. CB1 already approved the permanent, physically separated bike path, and the shift of on-street parking spaces that it entails, back in April. Nevertheless, approval of the buffered lanes is hardly a sure thing.

The pedestrian safety measures involve removing parking spaces near dangerous intersections. “Daylighting” these locations by removing cars will make pedestrians more visible to turning drivers.

The issue has become a hot issue in the community, come and raise your voice if you have an opinion on this.

Monday, September 8, 6:30 pm (you MUST sign up by 6:10 pm if you want to speak!)

Swinging 60’s Senior Citizens Center211 Ainslie St. (at Manhattan Av.) Brooklyn


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