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

Posted By Ben Fried On November 29, 2012 @ 12:53 pm In Bicycling,Eyes on the Street | 38 Comments

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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 [2] — 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. ItĀ could really use a new coat.

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

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