I order to pacify those who think bike are more dangerous than cars the DOT puts some thick paint on the Prospect Park West Bike Lane in the areas where cyclists will approach a crosswalk. I think it is meant to reminded riders to yield to pedestrians. I yield anyway.
They also repainted some of the yellow lines in the middle of the bike lane. I think some of the dashes became lines.
If there was actually any concern with the safety of people walking across the bike lane, something would be done about the cars that PARK in the crosswalk. Like this and this