Summer 2004, p.5

Cycling News
A Bike Network Grows in Brooklyn

To discourage wrong-way riding, the DOT should install directional arrows in the Myrtle, Third Avenue and Sands and Jay Street bike lanes because they are one-way bike lanes on two-way streets. Write to the DOT and thank the agency for the new lanes and urge them to add directional arrows.
To discourage wrong-way riding, the DOT should install directional arrows in the Myrtle, Third Avenue and Sands and Jay Street bike lanes because they are one-way bike lanes on two-way streets. Write to the DOT and thank the agency for the new lanes and urge them to add directional arrows.
In June, the Department of Transportation striped seven bike lanes in Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene, Gowanus and Vinegar Hill.

Look for bike lanes on: 3rd Avenue (southbound) from 3rd to 14th Street, Boerum Place (southbound) from Altantic Avenue to Bergen Street, DeKalb Avenue from Cumberland Street to Flatbush Avenue, Jay Street (southbound) from Sands to Tillary Street, Myrtle Avenue (eastbound) from Flatbush Avenue to Washington Street, Navy Street and Ashland Place between DeKalb Avenue and Sands Streets and on Sands Street (eastbound) from Navy to Jay Street.

Five are recommendations from the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Project and two coincide with the opening of the new Manhattan Bridge bicycle path (see page four). The well designed, five-foot and wider lanes create safe space for cyclists and connect to each other and existing bike lanes and paths. The new bike lanes help create what is becoming the best connected neighborhood bike network in the city.

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