Winter 2001, p.6

CB 2 Pro-Cycling

In January, Brooklyn's Community Board 2 (CB 2) passed a resolution supporting a new bike lane on Boerum Place. The City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) designed and proposed the bike lane as an extension of the existing Adams Street lane, which connects cyclists to the Brooklyn Bridge. Bollards or a zebra-striped buffer were recommended by CB 2 as a way to keep parked cars out of the bike lane. It is encouraging that the board supports the lane especially because the design calls for 16 parking spaces to be removed and placed elsewhere. Removing parking is usually a death sentence for bicycle and pedestrian projects. CB 2's deserves applause for its good sense and pragmatism.

The air in Downtown Brooklyn is polluted and below federal air pollution standards. CB 2 recognizes that encouraging bicycling is a way to get people out of their cars and win cleaner air for their community. CB 2 deserves credit for their concern for air quality and interest in encouraging alternative transportation.

Write to CB 2 and thank them for supporting the Boerum Place bike lane:

Mr. Roy Vanesco
Transportation Chair
Community Board 2
350 Jay St. 8t Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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