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TransAlt Brooklyn Committee September Ride

September 22, 2011

The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Committee is resuming its monthly rides and the first one of the fall season is sure to be great.  From the organizers:

Please join us for a ride examining changes to Brooklyn’s Safe Streets Infrastructure.  Our ride will start on Sunday, September 25th at the entrance to Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza at 11:00 AM and finish at the Putnam Triangle Block Party at 2:00 PM.  We will stop at the following locations to check out the changes made over the summer:

A) Grand Army Plaza – North and South end redesign for bikes, cars and pedestrians

B) Fort Hamilton Parkway/47th Street (Boro Park) – removal of pedestrian islands by DOT after they were installed to provide safer streets

C) Wakeman Place Curb Cut/65th St @ 3rd Avenue (Bay Ridge) – DOT has installed a curb cut so that cyclists can continue riding the greenway route without getting off their bikes

Putnam Triangle Pedestrian Plaza (Clinton Hill) – DOT has created a 15,000 square foot pedestrian space that will stretch to the sidewalk on Putnam as well as the street itself between Fulton and Grand. The Fulton Area Business Alliance is holding an all-day block party on September 25th to commemorate the opening of this new plaza.

This is an unsupported ride, meaning you should bring your own snacks and water and have some basic competence with changing a flat.  These rides are fairly leisurely and all are welcome.  There’s a Facebook page for the event, so please RSVP.

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