NBBL to Kids & Parents: Go Ride in Traffic*
In March, I wrote this about the Prospect Park West lawsuit: “Nominally, the target of NBBL’s Article 78 lawsuit is the Department of Transportation, but it might as well be neighborhood itself.” Well, add Adam (pictured in the seat on his mother Cynthia’s bike above) to the list of people who stand to lose if Jim Walden, Louise Hainline, Iris Weinshall, and Norman Steisel are successful. This is what we are fighting for, and what the cynically named Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes and Seniors for Safety are suing to remove.
*Hello, Jim Walden! Even though no one in NBBL has actually said this, Louise Hainline’s so called “compromise” — one-way, class II bike lanes on PPW and 8th Avenue which is really no compromise at all — would mean parents would have to ride alongside traffic with nothing separating them and their children from cars other than paint. Is that what she really wants?