Schermerhorn bike lane finally receiving repairs; Brooklyn residents want removal of cars on path
The New York City Department of Transportation has unveiled plans to make major improvements to the Schermerhorn bike lane in Brooklyn.
Roughly 1,200 cyclists ride on Schermerhorn bike lane every day, with some calling it a “roadway of chaos.” thanks to the cars often parked in the bike lane of Schermerhorn Street.
“I almost never use it because I know it’s always blocked,” said Jon Orcutt, a spokesperson for Bike New York.
The bike lane travels down Schermerhorn Street, connecting Clinton Street to Third Avenue. A study from the Department of Transportation shows that more than 150 people have been injured along this road from 2015 to 2020, showing the need for safety improvements.
The new road will be converted into a one-way street with parking near one sidewalk and bike lanes along the opposite side. Cyclists can expect to see these new upgrades as soon as this summer, according to the DOT.