NEW YORK - A judge this week ruled construction on a protected bike lane on the Upper West Side can proceed after a condominium board sued to block it. 

The Century Condominium Board asked a state judge to halt the plan, claiming it didn't have the proper environmental reviews.

And residents of that building at Central Park West and 62nd Street complain the bike lane eliminates roughly 400 parking spots.

Transportation Alternatives responded to the lawsuit saying in part the residents "believe preserving parking is more important than preserving lives."

They went on to say the lawsuit is a "reminder of what the wealthiest New Yorkers will resort to in order to circumvent the democratic process."

The Department of Transportation will now have to prove to the judge this project complies with the appropriate environmental codes. 

That court date is set for August 20. 

Construction is set to begin this summer.