4th Avenue Corridor Needs A Protected Bike Lane. Help us build safer streets, boost local business and improve our city's quality of life.

We would like to see a protected bike lane on fourth avenue in Brooklyn, New York:

  • For safer streets
  • Greater accessibility
  • Improvements to the city's quality of life
  • Boost commerce for small businesses

One of Brooklyn's busiest streets, Fourth Avenue is a vital connection linking the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Downtown Brooklyn. The New York City DOT is slated to make much-needed safety improvements on Fourth Avenue beginning in 2017.  

Now, due in large part to advocate efforts, the NYC DOT is proposing a protected bike lane on this critical north-south corridor to make sure that the street is safe for the many cyclists who use it daily. Protected bicycle lanes go a long way in ensuring the street is safe for everyone who uses it. Where protected bicycle lanes go in there can be up to a 58% decrease in injuries. 

We support planned street improvements, including a protected bike lane that will help to reduce speeding, boost local business and improve quality of life along the entire corridor. 

We've seen protected bike lanes benefit communities throughout Brooklyn and New York City. The neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Downtown Brooklyn deserve the same. 

This petition will be delivered to
Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Stephen Levin, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
One of Brooklyn's busiest streets, Fourth Avenue is a vital connection linking the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Downtown Brooklyn. The New York City DOT is slated to make much-needed safety improvements on Fourth Avenue beginning in 2017.
However, there is no plan to build a protected bike lane on this critical north-south corridor to make sure that the street is safe for the many cyclists who use it daily. Protected bicycle lanes go a long way in ensuring the street is safe for everyone who uses it. Where protected bicycle lanes go in there can be up to a 58% decrease in injuries.

In addition to street improvements already planned, we are calling for a protected bike lane that will help to reduce speeding, boost local business and improve quality of life along the entire corridor.

We've seen protected bike lanes benefit communities throughout Brooklyn and New York City. The neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Downtown Brooklyn deserve the same.
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