The mixed industrial/residential neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn has a beautiful Manhattan view – but actually getting to and from that other borough can be problematic.  The closest subway stop to the neighborhood, the Smith/9th St. F/G, is a mile away.

Now, the Forum for Urban Design is hoping to brand the neighborhood with a new identity – a haven for cyclists and a model for sustainable development.  The Forum’s Red Hook Bicycle Master Plan and Design Competition has three components: 1) a bike garage/loft at the Smith/9th St. F/G stop; dedicated bike lanes to connect the neighborhood to this stop; and of course, the all-important identification of a funding source for the project.

Brooklyn Community Board 6 will consider the competition at its full board meeting on May 14.  Those interested in competing must register by June 2.  Check out the site for more info.