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, May 31, 2015

Bicycle Sharrows on Marine Avenue

This week, Sharrows began to appear along Marine Avenue between Ft Hamilton Parkway and Oliver Street.  The markers run both northbound and southbound providing connection between the long-existing on street bicycle lane from Oliver + Colonial Road and the well used basketball courts and playground at Ft Hamilton Avenue.

These sharrows might be the first new bicycle pathway markings of any kind to be introduced to the neighborhood since 2009 when a dedicated lane was introduced on 7th Avenue.

Perhaps this is the first installation of a series of upgrades decided upon in 2012?  See our prior post here.

BTW, what's a sharrow? "A shared-lane marking or sharrow[1] is a street marking installed at locations in Australia, Canada, and the United States. This marking is placed in the center of a travel lane to indicate that a cyclist may use the full lane."

Here they are with some of the northbound sharrows in place and the southbound ones are marked and awaiting final painting:

From the basketball courts at Ft Hamilton Ave, looking up Marine Ave to 4th Avenue.

Marine Avenue at 4th Avenue.

Marine Avenue at 3rd Avenue.

Marine Avenue near 98th Street

Marine Avenue at 95th Street and Ridge Boulevard.

Marine Avenue at 93rd Street and Oliver Street, leading to the Colonial Ave Bicycle Lane.

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