Between 2010 and 2014, one bicyclist died and 270 people were injured on Jay Street in Brooklyn NYC. The Jay Street bike lane was voted the most dangerous bike lane in Brooklyn by the readers of the Brooklyn Paper in 2012. Last month the New York City Department of Transportation finally installed a protective bike lane on Jay Street. The bike lane which is protected by parked cars, increases bicyclists safety. However since its installation some motorists are still driving or parking on the protective lanes and the police are not doing much to prevent them from doing so. Barriers or bollards would be the best way to keep all car traffic out of the lane. According to commuters using the lane on daily basis, the protective bike lane makes it easier to commute but it is still not a place to safely bike with a family. Read more in the Brooklyn Paper . Also read additional proposals to improve cyclists safety on Jay Street here and provide your personal input here.
Illustration: NYC DOT implemented proposal for Jay Street Protected Bike Lane