Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Street Organization in "Shakedown Street"

The Op-Art Piece posted in today's New York Times by Bruce McCall.

Yeah, admit it, this is quite funny and brilliant. Look closely at the illustration - it is the complete inversion of street and sidewalk functions with cars on the sidewalks and people in the streets. Though if it was me, I'd have organized the street lanes as:

A: skateboard/scooter/segway
B: stroller
(A and B together allows kids to skate next to their parents and infant baby brothers and sisters)

C: Traffic Agent
(close to the DMZ and quick enforcement of unoccupied strollers)

D: prohibited lane (D.M.Z.)
(to separate strollers from the speediest, see below)

E: bicycle
F: equestrian
G: jogger
(E and G on either side of F allows for some great commuter races, as noted in this prior post by the NYTimes, "Let's Race".)

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