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TONIGHT: Weigh in on plan to reverse traffic for a block of Bond Street

Wrong way, turn back: Riding on Bond Street from Livingston Street to Schermerhorn Street is currently a no-go.
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The city wants to reverse the direction of traffic for the block of Bond Street between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets — and residents can weigh in on the plan tonight when the Department of Transportation reveals its full proposal to Community Board 2’s transportation committee.

The goal is to connect up the DeKalb Avenue bike lane with the one on Schermerhorn Street, according to district manager Rob Perris.

Currently, cyclists riding Cobble Hill-bound off Dekalb Avenue have to get to Schermerhorn Street by taking their life in their hands for several terrifying blocks along Flatbush Avenue Extension.

The quieter Bond Street flows directly off Dekalb Avenue and crosses Schermerhorn Street, but riders hit “Do not enter” signs a block beforehand at Livingston Street, where the one-way traffic reverses direction, becoming Downtown-bound.

The transportation department’s plan is to switch that last block around, enabling riders to cruise the rest of the way.

The agency also wants to add more bike lanes to Dekalb Avenue and Bond Street, and will give more details on that tonight.

Also at the meeting, transit reps will present their proposal to legalize an illicit but popular shortcut for cyclists riding between Amity and Dean streets.

The plan went before Community Board 6’s transportation committee in December, and the majority of the panel’s members supported it, but they delayed voting on the item until they hear more from Cobble Hill residents.

Community Board 2 transportation committee meeting at Long Island University, Jonas Board Room (Flatbush Avenue at DeKalb Avenue, Downtown, www.nyc.gov/html/bkncb2). Jan. 19 at 6 pm.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 2:11 am, January 19, 2017
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Reasonable discourse

Tyler from pps says:
I can hardly wait for Tal Barzilai's comments here, or maybe he'll go to the next CB2 meeting to share his Pleasantville, NY perspective on this block of Bond Street.
Jan. 19, 2017, 1:14 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I don't see why the bike zealots want to reverse the direction of this street for vehicular traffic for them to go through it easily when most of them will enter it the wrong way regardless of the outcome.
Jan. 19, 2017, 4:54 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I don't see why I want to reverse the direction of my rear for man traffic for them to go through it easily when most of them will enter it the wrong way regardless of the outcome.
Jan. 19, 2017, 6:53 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I really am this f-cking stupid.
Jan. 19, 2017, 6:54 pm
Dave from Brooklyn says:
Tal,

How many times have you actually been in the area discussed here? Have you ever actually left your troll cave?
Jan. 26, 2017, 4:54 pm

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