Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brooklyn NY
Bikes: 2 year old 26" Huffy
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Neat Bike Lane on 2nd Street in Park Slope During Alternate Side Parking Shuffle
You really clicked on a message with this long of a title?
Anyway, on Tuesday around 9 am, I rode on 2nd Street from Prospect Park West to 4th Ave in Brooklyn. It's a one way street, with a bike lane to left of the cars parked on the right side of the street. On Tuesdays, they clean the left side of the street. It's been customary in Park Slope for the displaced cars to double park on the other side of the street. I was surprised to see that all the double parked cars honored the bike lane. So the bike lane was sandwiched between the legally parked cars on the right side of the street and the illegally double parked cars just to the left of the bike lane. It was neat to ride down the corridor between the the two rows of parked cars, although I was a bit paranoid that some bike hating drivers might position themselves in two cars lined up on either side of the bike lane, ready to open their passenger and driver's doors just as I was on top of them, thus double dooring me.