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Who We Are
Bike South Brooklyn is a grassroots group of cyclists and street safety advocates who live and work across Southern Brooklyn. Formed in 2018, they have successfully fought for improved cycling infrastructure and bike lanes across the borough.
We have a free, ad-hoc open membership consisting of cyclists and bike-curious folks of all ages, races, and genders. Almost all of our members live or work within South Brooklyn (generally south of Greenwood Cemetery, Prospect Park, and Linden Blvd). Members are encouraged to attend monthly general meetings and organize campaigns within their own communities.
What We Do
Bike South Brooklyn is an all-volunteer grassroots advocacy group with the goal of expanding and improving cycling infrastructure across Southern Brooklyn, and push back against misconceptions that lead to unsafe streets. We organize bike-friendly folks with the common goal of breaking car hegemony in our neighborhoods. Our advocacy team helps facilitate and coordinate responses to city agencies, community boards, and local politicians in order to expedite safe, eco-friendly, and equitable spaces for all road users. We also help organize social bike rides to build awareness and encourage cyclists to explore and enjoy Southern Brooklyn.
Our advocacy led to the creation of multiple new bike lanes throughout Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in 2019 and 2020. Our proposals have brought awareness to the necessity of bike lanes on both the Verrazzano and Marine Parkway bridges. We continue to actively organize bike-friendly residents across Southern Brooklyn with planning meetings and social rides. For more information check out our current campaigns and our appearances in the news.
Bike South Brooklyn originally existed as part of Transportation Alternatives South Brooklyn activist committee. It amicably split off as an independent organization in 2018. It began it’s first major campaign in 2018 and 2019, resulting in multiple Class II bike lanes throughout Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights.
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Recent Press Releases
In the news
Bike South Brooklyn is often at the forefront in advocating for new cycling infrastructure and safety measures across Southern Brooklyn. Here are a few articles we have been quoted in lately:
- Building A Bike Network in South Brooklyn, Dave Colon for Curbed New York, March 2019
- Bike Injuries Still Up for the Year — And Southern Brooklyn Cyclists are Disproportionately Hurt, Julianne Cuba for StreetsBlog NYC, March 2020
- Southern Brooklyn streets account for half the cyclists killed this year, Noah Goldberg for Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 2019
- City Hall’s Protected Bike Lane ‘Green Wave’ Pedals Past Local Foes, Clifford Michel for The City, September 2019
- The South Will Ride Again: Gross-Roots Group Of Southern Brooklyn Cyclists Push Local Leaders For New Bike Lanes, Aidan Graham for Brooklyn Paper, March 2019
- Bike groups advocate for lanes on Verrazano Bridge, Nicole Ryan for News12 Brooklyn, September 2019
- A Bike Lane On The Verrazano For The Summer? Advocates & Electeds Say It’s Feasible, Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist, March 2019
- Department of Transportation Proposes New Bay Ridge Bike Lanes, Ben Verde for Bklyner, May 2019