Spring 2003, p.18

Re-Mark Safety Symbols on the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge path's stencils are dangerously faded (left). The DOT needs to re-paint them (right).

The Brooklyn Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path is the busiest bicycle and pedestrian crossing in New York City. Nearly 3,500 pedestrians and 1,600 cyclists cross the bridge between 7 am and 7 pm every weekday. With sightseers gazing at the city skyline and cyclists headed to work or home, it is crucial that bridge users know which side of the path to use. However, once again, the wooden path's pedestrian and bicycle stencils have worn away and path users--many of them visitors to NYC--are left in dangerous confusion. With summer crowds beginning to arrive, it is time for the DOT to repaint the stencils. Please remember: The south side of the path is for pedestrians and the north for cyclists.

Write to:
DOT Commissioner Iris Weinshall
40 Worth Street
New York, NY 10007

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