Runners Could Get Their Own Lane In Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn's Prospect Park could become more runner friendly. Photo: Crazy Running

The proposal is currently  being reviewed by the city.

Brooklyn could be getting more runner friendly.

According to a report  posted on the Brooklyn Paper Web site, a new proposal is underway to give runners their own “lane” at city’s popular Prospect Park.

Not surprisingly, the move is widely popular with runners.

“It creates a space that’s more safe and less crowded,” said Lee Silverman, the owner of JackRabbit Sports. “I’d love to see a softer surface for running.”

An added bonus of the “jogger-only” lane is the prevention of head-on collisions between runners and cyclists.

Presently, runners get to choose between the crowded road or the rocky bridle path.

Michael Ring of the Prospect Park Track Club is happy. He’s hurt himself tripping on the bridle path’s rocks.

“It would be great,” he said. [The bridle trail] is full of rocks — and the horses destroy it.”

The plan is part of a major Prospect Park roadway renovation project that entails removing an entire lane of car traffic

For More: The Brooklyn Paper

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