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, January 4, 2015

Plumb Beach Connector Repaved

After many years of delays, a short section of the paved bicycle lane at Plumb Beach has finally been repaved.

It was in poor condition until 2011, then Hurricane Irene partially wiped away large sections of the pavement.  In early October 2012, huge mounds of fresh sand were delivered to the area, likely a part of the beach and inlet's stabilization as part of the ongoing Belt Parkway reconstruction work.  But on Oct 29+30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy Sandy moved those sand mounds and parts of the beach dunes across the entirety of Plumb Beach and the highway.  This segment of the pathway became a 1/4 mile long sand pit.

It has now been replaced, along with  some adjacent dune and beach grass stabilization.  Welcome to the new 2015 Plumb Beach!

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