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 12, 2010

Owls Head Park Bike Lane

Breaking News: We've seen the paving for the new Owls Head Bicycle lane.

It still resides behind the chain-link fence but it is certainly a new bicycle lane - a Class I Lane, physically separated from traffic completely.

It is a two-way asphalt lane extending from the corner of 68th Street and Shore Road northward through the park, along the edge of the access road to the Belt Parkway.

With the recent cold, rain, and early sunsets of the past few weeks, we had not taken a ride by the area in daylight in about a month. We'd guess the lane paving was done sometime in late November or early December. It also looks like the dog run in this area is also getting a nice rehab.

If it stops raining and is above 32degrees, we'll dispatch our photographer to the location.

Also, the overlook at the top of the hill at Owls Head Park also had a nice repaving done over the summer and was opened in the fall. With the winter leaves gone, the harbor should be visible from this high point.

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