Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tillary Street 'Bike Lane of Death' Still a Car Magnet

Now that it's nice and sunny, more bicyclists than ever are gearing up for the Tour de Brooklyn -- but is it really wise to start the "feeder ride" at the Tillary Street Bike Lane of Death?

This year’s 18-mile tour starts at Grand Army Plaza, for those in that area. But the feeder ride leaves from the bike lane the Brooklyn Eagle called "an accident waiting to happen."

In spite of the occasional traffic cone set out by courthouse workers worried about the inevitable, drivers seem to have no idea that the lane is meant for bikes. Even the B25 bus has been sighted using the lane.

We've chronicled this problem many times here at McBrooklyn. Here are just a few more recent photos of cars in the lane.

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