BROOKLYN - The streets of Brownsville will soon be bustling with more bike riders as the Department of Transportation plans to create new bike lanes in the area.

The DOT is planning to transform stretches of Pitkin and New Lots avenues to make it easier for bikers to travel from place to place. The DOT and some community groups hope to promote exercise by installing the new lanes for avid bikers.

Some residents aren't in favor of the new project. They say traffic in the area is already hectic and problematic enough without adding the new lanes.

The DOT has already installed circular racks in the neighborhood to prepare for the new lanes. By the year 2015, Brownsville is expected to have 12 miles of free biking space.