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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.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Disappearing Lanes near Owls Head Park

It has been 2 years since any of the bicycle lanes in Bay Ridge were repainted.  Shore Road and Colonial Road were repainted back in the summer of 2011.  However, it has been longer since other lanes were restriped in the area.

These pictures show the current conditions of Wakeman Place and 68th Street.  At both, the outer marking of the bicycle lane has been worn away and vanished.  Both of these routes provide access to and from Owl's Head Park and the greenway surrounding the north side of the park.  These roads are also the final connector streets in the neighborhood for traffic entering and exiting the Belt Parkway, meaning vehicles are frequent and fast along these roads.

These lanes need to be repainted for safety and traffic calming around the Owls Head Park area.

The Disappearing Bicycle Lane of Wakeman PLace

Wakeman Place Bicycle Lane Vanishes

The Disappearing Bicycle Lane of 68th Street

1 comment:

Dave 'Paco' Abraham said...

Report faded markings as often as possible till they add them to the repainting cue. Call 311 or even quicker, follow this link to the faded lines form... http://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311/allServices.htm?searchUrl=%2Fapps%2F311%2FsimpleSearchResults.htm%3Fsearch%3Dfaded&requestType=service&levelOneId=957BF618-04F6-11DE-AC9C-EF5AFBC474DE&levelTwoId=957BF618-04F6-11DE-AC9C-EF5AFBC474DE-10&levelThreeId=957BF618-04F6-11DE-AC9C-EF5AFBC474DE-10-1&serviceName=Street+or+Highway+Line+Marking+Request+or+Complaint&finalSubLevel=3&intentId=E9E66310-8137-11DE-8E9F-96DAE110FEB8