Hikind Cautions Pedestrians And Bicyclists On Road Safety On Ocean Parkway Malls


OCEAN PARKWAY BIKE LANEAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is urging pedestrians and bicyclists to use caution when utilizing the Ocean Parkway Malls. Assemblyman Hikind recently allocated $6 million for signage and other improvements along the stretch of Ocean Parkway. The allocations are part of the NY Works program and supplement the existing State Road and Bridge Capital Plan.

“Along with my colleagues, I was proud to allocate millions of dollars for Ocean Parkway to protect bicyclists and pedestrians and to improve road safety. For years, while walking with my mother I witnessed many potential accidents. The signage has been enhanced tremendously. But I am still seeing pedestrians carelessly walking in clearly designated bike lanes at risk of colliding head-on with bicyclists. Whether it’s children, elderly individuals, or mothers with strollers, walking in the bike lanes is extremely dangerous. In addition, the pedestrian path on the eastern side of Ocean Parkway clearly indicates, ‘No Biking’ but I continue to see bicyclists ignoring these signs. As you take advantage of the beautiful weather, I caution everyone to be cognizant of where you are walking or cycling. The mere sight of potential accidents is frightening but preventable,” stated Hikind.

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  1. He’s 100% correct. And on the Manhattan Bridge (not in Hikind’s district) it would be nice to see some enforcement of the “no bikes” rule on the pedestrian-only side.

  2. Totally agree. I ride the OP bike path every day and it’s crazy dodging all the pedestrians in the bike path, especially the frum ladies power walking 3 or 4 abreast and totally not paying attention to what’s going on around them.

    Also it would be nice if there would be some enforcement of the cars running red lights. Every time the light turns red for the intersecting avenues a couple of more cars keep going through. Or else the front car stops sticking out into the parkway and the next car creeps up right behind leaving no room for people and bikers to cross.


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