How did an eight-foot wide strip of green paint, less than a mile long (which by most accounts transformed Brooklyn's Prospect Park West from a three-lane, speeding-plagued arterial into a traffic-calmed neighborhood street appreciably safer for biking, walking and driving) become the front line in the global battle over bike lanes? How is Grand Army Plaza, one-time home of the Death-o-Meter and written off for decades as an inhospitable and impenetrable "traffic peril," being transformed into Brooklyn’s pedestrian- and bike-friendly town square? Pump up your tires, strap on your helmet and join us for a family-friendly exploration of two of Brooklyn’s most startling public-space transformations.
NOTE: This is ride will be suitable for all ages. Per New York law, children 14 and under must wear helmets. Bring your own bike or rent one at Ride Brooklyn (http://ridebrooklynny.com/) or 9th Street Cycles (http://bklynbikes.com/).