Changes Proposed For Prospect Park Loop

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Brooklyn’s Prospect Park could soon be getting a new look that will benefit walkers, bikers and runners.

Officials are considering changes to the Prospect Park Loop that would eliminate a car lane to create more room for pedestrians and cyclists.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

The proposal calls for two lanes to be dedicated for bikes while pedestrians would have one lane in each direction. Cars would be restricted to one lane during rush hour.

The changes to the 3.3-mile loop comes in response to a series of injuries involving pedestrians and cyclists.

The plan, developed by the Prospect Park Road Sharing Task Force, is to be unveiled at a hearing Tuesday.

It’s expected to go into effect this spring.

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