13 January 2009

brooklyn greenway initiative needs support - tonight!

UPDATE: Impressive turnout of Kent-Ave-bike-lanes supporters at Community Board Meeting. Read more at Streetsblog.

Live in NYC and care about transportation alternatives, like biking? Now's your chance to get involved. This just in from the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative...

Greenway Supporters Needed to Support Kent Avenue Bike Lanes

Opposition to the Kent Avenue bike lanes, which were installed by DOT in anticipation of the Greenway, continues to pressure elected officials (Streetsblog: Speak Up for Safer Biking) and Community Board 1.

We at Brooklyn Greenway Initiative have been sympathetic to the needs for provisions for dropping off and picking up passengers, but now DOT has addressed these issues, particularly south of Broadway on Kent, where most of the opposition has been generated. DOT has replaced "No Stopping" signs with "No Standing" signs and has created 80 new parking spaces on the side streets adjoining Kent. So now it's time to bring an end to the conflict.

A big turnout tonight at the CB1 full board meeting is needed.

When: Tuesday, January 13th, 6:30PM (sign up before 6:15PM to speak)
Where: 211 Ainslie Street (corner of Manhattan Ave)

Please also reach out the the Council Members and Congresswoman Velazquez, who have been under pressure to remove the bike lanes, by signing on to Transportation Alternatives' e-fax campaign.

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