Eyes on the Street: A Refresher on the Carlton Ave Bike Lane

Reader Joanna Oltman Smith sends this pic of the guys who recently refurbished the Carlton Avenue bike lane in Prospect Heights. The bike lane got a fresh coat of Thermoplast from Flatbush to Atlantic. Since the Carlton Avenue Bridge re-opened in September — after an absence of nearly five years due to Barclays Center construction — one of the better northbound bike connections across Atlantic Avenue in this part of Brooklyn is once again available. It’s a light-traffic street and the intersection with Atlantic is less stressful to cross than nearby Vanderbilt.

This picture also reminded me of a faded-out piece of bike infrastructure near the Streetsblog office: Parts of the Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue bike lane are next to invisible. It could really use a new coat.

Update: Here’s a look at the current state of the Lafayette Street lane between Prince and Spring: