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Bike Lane Survives Lawsuit

bike lane prospect park dot nyc lawsuitLast summer, the City installed a bike lane in Park Slope, which runs along Prospect Park West from Union to 15th Streets. The Prospect Park West bike lane, like the 9th Avenue bike lane in Chelsea, is a two-way bike path set off from car traffic by a lane of parked cars. This past March, opponents of the Prospect Park West bike lane brought a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Transportation seeking removal of the lane. Yesterday, the judge in the case dismissed the case essentially concluding that the petitioners filed their claim too late and that the statute of limitations had expired. This represents an important victory for DOT and Park Slope residents who overwhelmingly supported the construction of the bike lane. More coverage of the decision: NY Times: Judge Rejects Groups’ Effort to Remove Bike Lane Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn Bike Lane Cleared by Court The Daily News: City Prevails In Brooklyn Bike Lane Suit