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Bike Lane Question Returns to 15th Street

Proposed changes by the city Department of Transportation to Bartel-Pritchard Square includes a plan to install a new bike lane on 15th Street, running between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West, residents of Windsor Terrace and Park Slope.

The bike lane is intended as one of many attempts at safety improvements to the tricky-to-navigate intersection/roundabout. Bike lanes are considered a way to increase safety for an increasingly popular activity while also deterring speeding by automobiles, which routinely ignore yield-to-pedestrian signs.

Other proposed alterations are the installation of a traffic light at 15th Street, street markings to deter cars from cutting across traffic in order to turn onto 15th Street, and bike arrows on both 14th and 15th Streets.

Residents are encouraged to attend a joint Community Board 6 and 7 meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Name Church’s Shepherd’s Hall, 245 Prospect Park West, to learn more about this and other plans, and provide feedback to the DOT and Councilmember Brad Lander.

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