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Brownsville Will Get Bike Lanes After Supportive Vote from CB 16
Posted By Stephen Miller On February 27, 2013 @ 4:52 pm In Bicycling,Bike Lanes,Brownsville,Community Boards,East New York | 19 Comments
Good news out of Brooklyn last night: After a community-driven process  that started in 2011, Community Board 16 voted to support painted bike lanes and sharrows  on 15 miles of Brownsville streets.
The proposal calls for bike lanes on New Lots Avenue, Pitkin Avenue, Mother Gaston Boulevard, and a north/south pair on Hendrix Street and Schenck Avenue. DOT is also in the process of installing more than 600 bike racks in the neighborhood and community partners are hosting bike rides and helmet fittings.
The effort to bring bike lanes to Brownsville was started by Bettie Kollock-Wallace, who now serves as CB 16’s chair. Kollock-Wallace began working with the Brownsville Partnership and the Brooklyn District Public Health Office, which reached out to community members , Transportation Alternatives, and DOT to formulate a plan for bike lanes.
Community Board 5, covering East New York, is expected to vote on the plan soon. Its transportation committee supported an earlier, less comprehensive version of the plan  in November. The lanes are slated for installation this spring, according to the Brownsville Partnership.
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 Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/pitkin.jpg
 community-driven process: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/11/08/brownsville-residents-push-for-neighborhoods-first-bike-lanes/
 painted bike lanes and sharrows: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/04/brooklyn-cb-16-committee-votes-to-bring-bike-lanes-to-brownville/
 reached out to community members: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/06/21/envisioning-a-neighborhood-bike-plan-for-east-new-york-and-brownsville/
 supported an earlier, less comprehensive version of the plan: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/29/bike-lanes-and-traffic-calming-for-east-new-york-and-brownsville-almost/
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