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Bike South Brooklyn' press event announcing their Verrazzano Summer Streets proposal

Bike South Brooklyn' press event announcing their Verrazzano Summer Streets proposal

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A photo of members of Bike South Brooklyn posing in front of the Verrazzano Bridge

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.

Our Membership

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 Accomplishments

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.

Our History

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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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: