Council Members Unveil Plan To Expand Brooklyn Bridge Elevated Path

There's a new proposal that would make the pedestrian path on the Brooklyn Bridge a little roomier.

The plan would double the width of the Brooklyn Bridge elevated path and devote three quarters of it to pedestrians and one quarter for cyclists.

According to Department of Transportation numbers, approximately 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the bridge daily.

"It's wonderful that it's being used in greater and greater numbers by pedestrians, by tourists and by cyclists," said Councilman Brad Lander. But as anybody knows who's been on it recently, the congestion that that causes creates danger as well as inconvenience and it's time to do something about it."

"I think that would be a really good idea actually because it would make it more of an enjoyable experience because you're not worrying about getting run over by a bike," said tourist Mererid Green.

Car traffic would not be affected because the path is elevated over the roadway.


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