Brooklyn, NY: Fourth Avenue Protected Bike Lane (Road Diet) is Very Delayed

NYC DOT has significantly scaled back the number of blocks of protected bike lanes it plans to install on Fourth Avenue this year.

Borough Commissioner Keith Bray told Park Slope cycling advocate David Herman in a letter that the agency will protect 13 blocks — on both sides of the street between Second and 15th streets — to add to the four protected blocks installed this fall between 60th and 64th streets.

The work is part of what is supposed to be an uninterrupted, four-mile protected path from 65th Street in Sunset Park to Atlantic Avenue at the northern edge of Park Slope. It will be western Brooklyn’s first safe north-south cycling connection.