Judge Rejects Delay Attempt By PPW Bike Lane Opponents

Jim Walden and the bike lane opponents have failed in another effort to reshuffle the court’s schedule to gain a legal advantage in their fight against the Prospect Park West lawsuit.

Yesterday, as Transportation Nation’s Kate Hinds reported, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan denied a request by Walden to put off a July court hearing until September. The next court date remains July 20.

The attempt to postpone the July court appearance was always on shaky ground. Walden’s argument for delay, which he said was needed in order to obtain more information under the Freedom of Information Law, rested largely on a New York Times article that at no point mentioned the Prospect Park West bike lane.