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Community Board Vote Clears Way For Prospect Park West Bike Path

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Prospect Park Bike Lane Battle

Supporters of the bike lane gather in Prospect Park (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS, FILE)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Members of a Park Slope neighborhood organization are ecstatic after Community Board 6 in Brooklyn voted in support of a long sought-after bike path Wednesday night.

The co-founder of Park Slope Neighbors, Eric McClure, told 1010 WINS Thursday that the unanimous vote was “really a great outcome.”

A number of people in the community had been battling since 2006 to establish the bike path after concerns over speeding, unsafe pedestrian crossings and a lack of bike access on Prospect Park West.

“It’s emblematic of the kind of lengthy, community-driven process that this has been from the beginning,” McClure said.

The Community Board vote cleared the way for the two-way bike path that will be physically separated from traffic by a row of parked cars.

McClure said many area residents had been had been working toward the outcome for a long time.

“We think that this is the final step in the process of making it permanent.  We look forward to a safer street for everybody who uses it,” McClure said.

SOUND-OFF: What do you think about a bike path on Prospect Park West?  Let us know in the comments section below…

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