The state of the Smith Street bike lane
Carroll Gardens Patch asks, “Is the Smith St. Bike Lane Being Neglected?”
Cyclists in and around Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and Cobble Hill have raised an eyebrow and public concerns regarding the state of the Smith Street bike lane of late.
The above photo was Tweeted by Seersucker co-owner and Carroll Gardens resident Kerry Diamond in an attempt to call Councilman Brad Lander and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s attention to the lane’s dilapidated state.
Councilman Lander responded with the suggestion that anyone with a complaint regarding the lane file it formally through 311 so that the proper authorities will be taken to task.
Smith Street is one of the more heavily trafficked bike routes in Brooklyn. If I had to bet I’d say that a traffic count would probably show at least a 30% mode share for bikes on Smith during the morning rush.