Breaking: Prospect Park Task Force Announces Changes to Loop Drive
Ahead of Tuesday night’s public forum, the Prospect Park Road Sharing Taskforce has announced its proposal for changes to the park loop. Via the New York Times:
Under the proposal, the center lane, which is now used by motorists during morning and evening rush hours and by bicyclists at other times, would be for bicycles all day. (Car traffic is allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the East Drive, and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the West Drive.) The left lane, which is currently divided between pedestrians and bicycles during the rush hours, would be for pedestrians only. And the right lane would be the only place for vehicular traffic: individual drivers when the park is open to cars, and parks department and other working vehicles in the off hours.
I’ll have more on this later, but for now it’s best to say that this is a step in the right direction. While no version of Prospect Park that includes space for cars is a good one, this may the best the current political climate will allow.
The public forum is still scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 PM at the Picnic House.