The World’s Most Talked-About Bike Lane & The (Former) Home of the Death-o-Meter
How did an eight-foot wide strip of green paint, less than a mile long (which by most accounts transformed Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West from a three-lane, speeding-plagued arterial into a traffic-calmed neighborhood street appreciably safer for biking, walking and driving) become the front line in the global battle over bike lanes? How is Grand Army Plaza, one-time home of the Death-o-Meter and written off for decades as an inhospitable and impenetrable “traffic peril,” being transformed into Brooklyn’s pedestrian- and bike-friendly town square? Pump up your tires, strap on your helmet and join us for a family-friendly exploration of two of Brooklyn’s most startling public-space transformations.
Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Event Start/End: Prospect Park West & Union Street, adjacent to Prospect Park
Host Organization: Eric McClure (Park Slope Neighbors) & Doug Gordon (BrooklynSpoke)
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: Fully Accessible – This is a bike ride that will be suitable for all ages.