CB10 Meeting Tonight
Community Board 10’s Traffic and Transportation Committee…member Bob Cassara put forward a motion to call on the Department of Transportation to paint a “shared route” along the wide stretch of the parkway between Shore Road and Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst — a lesser category of bike lane than a full-fledged path.
It’s certainly not as safe as a class 2 bike lane, but sharrows are better than nothing and may lay the groundwork for true safety improvements on this stretch of road.
Just in case you thought illogical anti-bike statements were the exclusive province of Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes members and New York Post writers — okay, you probably never thought that — here’s what supporters of safer streets are up against:
“Bike lanes are dangerous because cyclists can get doored or hit by cars,” said CB10 board member Larry Stelter. “And if that happens, the cyclists have no obligations; it’s the drivers who are always at fault.”
The meeting could really benefit from local, rational voices who can speak up in support of this project.