That Red Hook design competition to turn the neighborhood into "the most bicycle friendly neighborhood in all of New York" that got some press a couple of weeks ago, is now offering up more details. The competition includes creating a bike loft at the Smith-9th Street station, creating dedicated bike lanes and finding ways to fund the whole thing. It's all couched in planning speaking about making "Red Hook more accessible for local commuters and safer for local recreational cyclists." The "bike loft" would have to hold at least 100 bikes and there would be a network of lanes. The competition is open through July 31 and five finalists will be announced on September 2.
· Red Hook: the Bicycle Master Plan Design Competition [Forum for Urban Design]
· Red Hook Bicycle Dream: Dedicated Lanes & Power Bars [Curbed]