The Brooklyn Bridge may be suffering from a case of over-popularity.
As reported a few weeks ago in a New York Times article, some New York City Council members are discussing how to deal with the fact that there are so many pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Brooklyn Bridge that public safety -- and the simple pleasure of that famous, eye-popping walk -- have become, well, compromised. Some people are proposing an expansion or extension of the walkway. See more.
But wouldn't that just invite more traffic? How about a token fare, a symbolic toll that's cheap, something similar to the Staten Island ferry?
Yes, I hate tolls, too. But there are SO MANY people on the Bridge!
Ideas? Sound off here.
(Meanwhile, going for a walk or bike ride on the bridge? Find out when the Brooklyn Bridge is most and least crowded.)