Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Prospect Park Car Hours

Its no fun to bike in the park when the cars are using it as a thruway on the morning and evening commute. For that reason we actually bike to and from work on the perimeter of the park. OTBKB (we're copy cats) posts a piece about a recent article in the Daily News, Prospect Park slighted by car ban. Email Marty ( to let him know you'd like Prospect Park car free.

Advocates charge the city's policies involving cars in the two parks were already unfair to Brooklyn and that the latest changes made the discrepancy worse.

Markowitz spokeswoman Laura Sinagra said the borough president was never given a formal proposal to sign off on but that his long-standing position remains unchanged.

"Our historical position has been that further limiting hours would result in unacceptable traffic backup," Markowitz said in a statement. "The current hours are appropriate to the needs of the many in our borough who must rely on these roads to get to work and school."

The flareup is the latest round in the ongoing battle among some neighborhood and transportation groups to ban cars altogether in both parks.

In Brooklyn, members of Community Board 14, which includes Midwood and Flatbush, have vehemently opposed banning cars from the park for congestion reasons.