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Forty-five or six?

April 3, 2013


More bike parking may be coming to Brooklyn. Via the Brooklyn Spectator:

Finding a parking spot may be a competitive sport in Brooklyn, but six spots stand a good chance of being sacrificed to make room for 45 bike parking slots, as laid out in a Department of Transportation (DOT) plan covering several North Brooklyn streets.

The bicycle corrals are slated for a stretch of Grand Street near Driggs Avenue (outside Williamsburg Cinemas), Broadway near Berry Avenue (near Marlow and Sons), and Frost Street at Meeker Avenue.

Brooklyn Community Board 1′s transportation committee approved the plan at their March meeting, agreeing with the DOT that the parking spot trade-off provides more benefits than downsides. The plan still faces a board vote at the April 9 meeting.

Of course, the spots aren’t being “sacrificed” at all since they will remain parking spots.  It’s just that more vehicles will fit in them now. Perhaps “repurposed” is a better word.

If you can attend the April 9th CB1 public hearing and board meeting  please do.  It’s at 6:30 PM at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street, at the corner of Manhattan Avenue.

One Comment
  1. April 3, 2013 2:31 pm

    Repurposed. I’ll have to remember that. They could also say “street parking spots stand a chance of being reconfigured to accommodate 45 bicycles instead of six cars.”

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