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 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.)

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