On the Union Street Bridge, a two-way bike lane emerges

Crossing the Gowanus on bikeTaking a bike to certain parts of Gowanus and Cobble Hill from North Slope has long been inconvenient.

Of the five bridges spanning the Superfund Canal, the northernmost two, on Union Street and Carroll Street, have been eastbound only. You’d either have to bike down to Third Street, or snake your way through dangerous industrial areas above the waterway.

No longer! We were promised a new lane, and the paint – some of it, anyway – is finally down. I saw this for the first time on a run last night, but didn’t have a camera, so I returned today.

Strangely enough, I noticed it only because I saw a guy going what I thought was the wrong way on the bridge. Turns out he was totally in the right.

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4 Responses to On the Union Street Bridge, a two-way bike lane emerges

  1. chickenunderwear says:

    I like the 20 mph slow zone too.

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  3. Emily says:

    I spotted them burning the bike lane signs on this path this weekend. Pretty cool machine!

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