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, March 27, 2011

PPW - the Data by Soma

BRBR is still thinking about our northerly neighbors up in Park Slope. They have been kinda hard to avoid in recent weeks since the news about the Prospect Park Bicycle lane might be receiving more media coverage than Justin Bieber.

I wonder what Justin thinks about the PPW lane, maybe we should ask him.

Anyways, back to business. BRBR found this very interesting posting by data-cruncher Soma using DOT information recorded about the PPW roadway. Take a look here. There are Before bike Lane (BL) and After bike Lane (AL) comparisons. For example:

Car Speeding:
BL: 3 of 4 cars
AL: 1 of 5 cars

Bike Lane Popularity:
BL: 349 bicyclist on PPW in a day
AL: 1010 bicyclists on PPW in a day

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