Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
In Case You Missed It: Bike Lane Poll Shows Remarkable Stability in Opinion
Monday, April 04, 2011 - 11:00 AM
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) In case you missed it over the weekend (what, on a beautiful Saturday you weren't plunked in front of a screen?), here's my analysis of the poll Jim Brennan released on Brooklyn's Prospect Park West bike lane. (Never has a mile of roadway been so parsed. But anyway.)
Essentially, its results are identical to the Brad Lander survey taken in December. That shows a remarkable steadiness in public opinion, despite heated coverage in almost every form of media, and noisy and vehement arguing on both sides.
The bike lane remains the choice of the plurality of respondants...and if you add in those who want to keep it with (unspecified) changes, that turns into a big majority.
The analysis is here.
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