DANGER ZONE Could Become a Bike Friendly Space

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Ollie Oliver collecting signatures for the proposed development of Meeker Avenue under the BQE to make it friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians.

Meeker Avenue is a gulp inducing stretch for any biped or pedal-er.  Along Metropolitan the WALK signals were not working for a 3 week span in from late February to March.  Many cars don’t see “right of way” as a reason to slow down their approach on or exit from the BQE, which can result in a deadly game of Rochambeau. Transportation Alternatives has been out collecting signatures of support to influence the Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of installing protected bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements. So far they’ve collected 1153 signatures.  There was also a safety initiative on the Participatory Budgeting vote.  Mr. Oliver said, “We ambassadored for Participatory Budgeting,” as they were also out getting signatures during the voting.

In case you didn’t know May is Bike Month NYC and you can sign up for the Bike to Work Challenge going on from May 1–22 at http://biketoworkchallenge.bikenyc.org

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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