Bike lane installed between Crown Heights to Flushing Ave.

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The city's newest 2-mile bike lane spans from Classon Avenue to Flushing Avenue and marks a milestone in one family's fight for safer streets.

It comes in response to the death of cyclist Lauren Davis, who was struck and killed by a car while biking to work along the same stretch in April 2016.

Since her death, Davis' family has been advocating more protected bike lanes. Her sister Danielle moved to Brooklyn from San Diego as part of their campaign.

"It does help, knowing that this bike lane will help protect other cyclists," Danielle Davis says. "And maybe ensure that other families don't have to experience the same trauma that my family and I have experienced."

The street already had a bike lane, but now it is separated by a barrier from automobiles.

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