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, June 26, 2011

Summer Fun with Video

A recent article from the New York Times on the all the video documentation happening about traffic conflicts between pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles. These are all interesting to watch and BRBR can't help but feel that the attitude in each is kinda finger-pointy and taken as a group, the pointing is going in all directions.

On that note: who's insane-o enough to ride a bicycle opposite the direction of traffic on Park Ave South in Manhattan?! It's on the 3-way street video. Geez.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pro-Bike Lane Member Removed from CB10

Bob Cassara, a member of Community Board 10 and key supporter of bicycle lanes in Bay Ridge has not been reappointed to the Board. In fact, he was the only member not reappointed by Councilmember Vincent Gentile. Read more about it in the Brooklyn Paper:

Pro-bike CB10 member not reappointed by lane foe Gentile

Gentile: I didn’t boot Cassara over the bike lane!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Here's a fun (and often true) video about bike lane ticketing and obstructions in NYC.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bay Ridge Summer Streets

Here's an opportunity to put our neighborhood streets to use for local businesses and residents. Imagine being outside on a summer evening, maybe enjoying a meal from a local restaurant that has set up tables on a part of the street, meeting friends and neighbors under the setting sun with the bridge framed by the buildings of 3rd Avenue. Sounds quite OK, right? I'd go to Bay Ridge for that... wait, BRBR already lives here! How convenient!

Here's a 2009 article about the Summer Streets program.

And here is the information from the CB10 website http://www.bkcb10.org/announcements/:

Public Hearing - "Summer Streets Pedestrian Mall"

On June 8th Community Board Ten's Traffic & Transportation Committee will host a Public Hearing to discuss our Elected Officials' suggestion to create a "Summer Streets Pedestrian Mall" along 3rd Avenue between 82nd and 92nd Streets on Friday evenings from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm during the months of July and August. This would involve the street closure of 3rd Avenue to vehicular traffic with side street crossings remaining open to traffic from 82nd Street to 92nd Street. This Public Hearing will take place at St. Anselm's McMahon Auditorium, 365 83rd Street, at 7:00 pm. (Handicapped access ramp is located at the side of the Church.)