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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bay Ridge Parkway Markings

Bay Ridge Parkway has a new coat of paint.  It is placed at a point wide enough to accommodate a parallel parked car and a bicycle turned sideways (shown bike is 5.5' long).  If there was one more stripe at the edge of the parked car, the street would have a true 5' wide bicycle lane!

For reference, see page 59 of the DOT Street Design Manual - an on-street, standard bicycle lane is 5' wide.

The community has been aching for a bicycle lane here for over 5 years but it's still not being marked.  The only limit is perception, not physical dimension or street geometry.

Bay Ridge Parkway's new stripe with parked car and bicycle

"It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air." says Bay Ridge Parkway, channeling Dr Seuss

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