Celebrate Brooklyn, the summer concert series in Prospect Park is adding a bike valet to their slew of facilities this summer! It’s great to see more and more bike friendly initiatives taking place here in the city. In my head I see bikes taking over the streets of NYC. It’s not totally crazy because I’ve been commuting to work with packs of cyclists, which is fantastic.
The ‘Celebrate Brooklyn Bike Zone‘ will be the largest bike parking initiative at a cultural (non-bike) event in NYC. Bike to the Bandshell and safely park your bicycle at the ‘Celebrate Brooklyn Bike Zone’ located at 11th Street and Prospect Park West. We are partnering with Transportation Alternatives to provide Bike Valet and Self Park & Lock areas to accommodate approximately 400 bikes. [via @Ds3 via Brooklyn Vegan]
In other Park Slope centric news, we might be seeing a new bike lane on Prospect Park West. Considering it often used as a drag racing strip, cyclists have been concerned with the safety of the lane but opponents aren’t too happy with the request for a segregated bike lane.
The 16-4 vote decided that the painted buffer zone the DOT would use to separate the bike lane is insufficient. Speaking to the Brooklyn Paper, board member and bike lane opponent James Bernard said, “This is a crazy idea that doesn’t make any sense. People want to do something good for bikes, but you are robbing Peter to pay Paul — and Peter in this case is safety of the children.” [via Gothamist]