11 Apr '11, 5pm

Hundreds ride to support Brooklyn bike lane [VIDEO] #bikenyc

Well, if supporters of the Prospect Park West bike lane in Brooklyn are a bunch of terrorists (as some bike-lane opponents might have it), they are very effectively disguised as cute little kids and their parents. Streetfilms has the evidence. Yesterday hundreds of bike lane supporters showed up to ride the controversial lane, which has become the target of a lawsuit filed by neighbors seeking to have it removed. (Full disclosure: some of the material filed as part of the suit consists of nasty comments from Streetsblog , a website where I used to work.) The lane's opponents say it is a safety hazard. The 700-plus people who rode to show their love for the lane see it as exactly the opposite -- a rare safe haven for the neighborhood's children, often used for transportation to and from school or sporting events. (More disclosure: I used the lane to get my nine-year-old son...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-04-11-hundreds-ride-to-s...

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