Brooklyn Heights residents are doing their best to think positively about the neon-green bike lane recently painted along Henry Street, between Amity and Clark streets.
“We should be glad that it’s not a less-compatible color,” said Judy Stanton, who, as head of the Brooklyn Heights Association, received about 10 irate phone calls from aesthetically offended residents.
But Stanton asked her constituents to relax. “It matches the tree canopy,” she said. “They could have chosen yellow, and I don’t think people would have liked bright yellow, or orange, or purple.”
The city’s Department of Transportation created the lane as part of an experimental bike-safety plan. For more than a year, a blue-hued bike lane has stretched along Jay Street from Sands Street to Concord Street.
Many bikers get confused, however, thinking the colored lane means that bikers can travel in either direction. That is not the case.
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