Wednesday, February 29, 2012


The Prospect Park Road Sharing Taskforce's recommendations for keeping walkers, strollers, dog walkers, joggers, runners, horseback riders, cyclists, speed cyclists, drivers, and any other users of Prospect Park's loop safe will go into effect as soon as late spring, says The Brooklyn Paper.

Streetsblog reports that there will be one fewer lane for cars and, thus, more space for walking and biking, with each group getting its own dedicated lane; Streetsblog would like cars banned from the park at all times. Most attendees at the Taskforce's public meeting last night feel the same way.

Phase I Actions and Phase II Actions on Prospect Park Alliance's website state the goals (crossing in the right place at the right time and using the correct lane) and how to meet them (education and signs, for example).

The Taskforce's full report includes a table showing the type and number of accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians since 2009, priority concerns, key issues, Phase I Actions, the level of service that will result for cars when Phase I is in place, and Phase Actions.