The fences and barriers are gone and the section of Ocean Parkway from the Belt Parkway to Brighton Beach Avenue is now open for bike riding and walking (just a small area still still has tree protectors). But now it can be enjoyed for all and bike riders should be especially pleased with a repaved path and the end to sharing the the service roadway with cars heading down to the beach. The sign that announced the completion day as the summer of 2014 has been removed and we're glad the city has decided to complete the project way ahead of schedule.
Now the next project on the west mall should be the bike path from Avenue O to Avenue X with a particularly hazardous stretch between Avenue V and Avenue X. Hope our new couccil members, Mark Treyger of the 47th district, and Chaim Deutsch, of the 48th district, will support an immediate resumption of the completion of the Ocean Parkway malls that suddenly stopped a few years ago.