Backing up my past claims that some of the local bike trails are in pretty rotten shape, neighborhood paper The Bridge reports that parts of the East River Road paths will be closing midsummer for renovation.
Per their report of the Prospect Park/East River Road Improvement Association:
…some trails are seriously deteriorated. Also, older trails will be brought up to current park system standards.
Construction is expected to begin in midsummer and be completed by early fall. It will involve paving, wall repairs, signage, and landscaping. It includes 1.5 miles of pedestrian trail from the city limits north to East River Flats, and .75 miles of bike trail between Franklin Avenue and East River Flats.
The roadway in that section isn’t anything to write home about either, but I typically prefer the road through there for having more avoidable hazards in either direction, and because if you’re going from Franklin towards the Flats, it’s a downhill and the path is 10mph, and I… am not. Going downhill, I go the same speed as cars on the road.