Bicyclists, pedestrians crash on Brooklyn Bridge path – NYPOST.com

Bicyclists, pedestrians crash on Brooklyn Bridge path – NYPOST.com.

Look out! It’s B’klyn Bridge’s war path

Cyclists & pedestrians on collision course

Last Updated: 10:16 AM, August 15, 2011

Posted: 2:18 AM, August 15, 2011

The Brooklyn Bridge just ain’t big enough for the both of ’em.

An all-out turf war has erupted between speeding cyclists and picture-snapping pedestrians over a narrow pathway that’s too close for anything but a collision.

The skinny strip smack in the middle of the bridge — meant to be shared equally by bikers and walkers — has been the site of several recent smashups and so many near-crashes that some have sworn off it forever.

The problem is compounded by a 300-foot-long patch of construction work that’s shrunk parts of the already narrow corridor to a mere 10½ feet wide.

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Read the full story here: The New York Post

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