Did you enjoy the DIY "Detour Route" sign that advised motorists along Kent Avenue on Williamsburg's south side to, uh, avoid Kent Avenue at all costs? Good, because now it's gone forever. Gothamist has pictures of the removal of the sign, which advertised the locals' intent to block the Kent Avenue bicycle lane?the most controversial bike lane since the Grand Street bicycle lane, which was the most controversial bike lane since the Ninth Avenue bicycle lane, which was the most controversial bike lane since Lance Armstrong's last Tour de France. Because this is Williamsburg, there has to be a touch of the bizarre, and so Gothamist writes:
The unauthorized detour sign near the intersection of Kent Avenue and Broadway in Williamsburg came down this morning after the property owner was alerted to the presence of the sign, which was attached to the top of a disused Kabbalah Energy Drink semi-truck trailer in the parking lot of Gold Warehouse, next to Giando restaurant.Madonna could not be reached for comment.
· Bike Lane Sagas: Phony Detour Sign on Kent Comes Down! [Gothamist]
· Freakin' Bike Clowns Do Williamsburg [Curbed]