From Brooklyn Paper:
The city unveiled its latest Kent Avenue bike lane plan — this time seeking to bring peace to warring bicyclists, motorists and business owners — but Williamsburg’s inland residents claim the new proposal only makes matters worse.
As a result, some inland Williamsburg residents — a new group of opponents in the tumultuous conflict over the bike lanes — fear that Wythe Avenue would become a big-rig highway.
“It’s mayhem!” said Williamsburg activist Stephanie Eisenberg, who was one of many residents at the crowded meeting to claim that truck traffic is a major quality of life concern in North Brooklyn. “With all of these new residential communities, how are you going to reactivate a truck route?”
“If the bike lanes are the tipping point, you should get rid of one of them,” she added.
Grand Street resident Tim Main agreed.
“Kent Avenue is a natural thoroughfare,” said Main, who called for two-way traffic on Kent and a one-way bike lane. “Closing it down to traffic in one direction would be like closing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in one direction.”