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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Is Bay Ridge Participating in PlaNYC?

On April 22, 2011, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the City of New York released an update to PlaNYC 2030.

Under the transportation section, Initiative 6 speaks about “making bicycling safer and more convenient” and Initiative 7 is to “enhance pedestrian access and safety.” Too bad this initiative update to PlaNYC wasn’t released a few days before April 12th , when the plans for the bicycle lane on Bay Ridge Parkway were tossed to the shredder. Perhaps our elected officials and community representatives need a reminder about the larger community and city planning goals of PlaNYC. After reading Council Member Domenic Recchia's press release on his blog, BRBR has to ask: what is the alternative to Bay Ridge Parkway? To our knowledge, there are no other bicycling routes planned for this neighborhood.

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