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NEW POLL: Brooklynites Love the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

April 1, 2011

I’ll have more on this later, but there’s yet another poll showing the broad community support for the Prospect Park West bike lane.  What’s notable about this poll is that people favored the bike lane by a 3-2 margin, even though 66% of the poll respondents said they own or frequently use a car.  Only 49% of the households in Assembly Member Jim Brennan’s district have cars.

Also worth noting is that 83% of the people polled were reached on landlines and just 17% on cellphones.  Landline-dominated polls tend to skew older.  In fact, if landline polls decided elections, John McCain would be president right now.

This poll of 500 people had a margin of error of +/- 4.5 points.  The Lander/Levin survey, which showed similar, if not greater levels of support for the bike lane had over 3,000 respondents.

Here’s a great stat:

52% of the residents in 11215 feel the bike lane is a change for the better.

9 PPW and 14 PPW are in the 11215 zip code.

One Comment
  1. Lizbon permalink
    April 1, 2011 5:49 pm

    This kind of news makes me smile – and not in a smirky, April-Fools kind of way. More the kind I get when I see kids with training wheels.

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