This in from the folks doing the Brooklyn Bridge rehab (this time it applies to pedestrians and bicyclists):
The New York City Department of Transportation is currently rehabilitating the Brooklyn Bridge. Several work zones are contained within the protective shield lining the bicycle and pedestrian promenade. Due to the presence of the protective sheds around the work zones, snow removal will result in a narrowed passageway. In these work zones, bicyclists and pedestrians should proceed with caution.
In other words, in my morning walk across the Bridge and back, should I encounter three people walking abreast in the opposite direction who refuse to make room for me to pass on the pedestrian side, I’m more likely to be bellowed at by a spandex-clad Alberto Contador wannabe for encroaching on his side of the path and thereby spoiling his fantasy that he’s wearing the yellow jersey while crossing the slope of Mont Blanc.