2021 Elections: Where do 48th Council District candidates stand on bike lanes in southern Brooklyn?

The future of cycling in southern Brooklyn over the next decade will depend on decisions made by whoever is elected to the City Council come November, but those Democrats hoping to represent District 48 don’t have much in the way of plans for improving bike infrastructure as of yet.

New York City has experienced a “bike boom” throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with Citi Bike seeing record amounts of ridership, and bike shops struggling to keep up with surging demand. Furthermore, the mayor has pledged to add 30 miles of protected bike lanes to the city’s existing network before leaving office at the end of the year, and the candidates to replace him are proposing building hundreds more miles of protected lanes throughout the city.

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