Greenpoint Avenue is Latest Battleground in the Car-Cyclist Clash

Greenpoint’s community board has asked the city to halt its plan to remove much-needed parking spaces to accommodate an extended bike lane on Greenpoint Avenue.

“Much-needed” by who?

The stretch of Greenpoint Avenue in question – between Provost and the Greenpoint Avenue bridge, by the treatment plant – has always been a vehicular free-fire zone. The introduction of unprotected bike lanes a year or two ago did nothing to improve the situation. Spend 10 minutes watching traffic and you’ll see that vehicles coming off the bridge use the (poorly-marked) bike lane as a high-speed passing lane.