New York Daily News columnist writes about bike lanes being removed in Williamsburg.
Political pressure jeopardizing cyclists as bike lane gets removed in Williamsburg
Erasing a bike lane will not stop nubiles from pedaling down Bedford Ave. and offending our pious Hasidic brethren.
The only difference is the nubiles and their fellow bicyclists will be in greater peril from motorists.
“Use bike lanes when available,” advise the official safety tips from the city Department of Transportation, which installed and then erased the 2-year-old, 14-block bike lane in Williamsburg.
The Hasidim who pressured an election-time City Hall into sandblasting this supposed “safety and religious hazard” had better hope no bicyclists get killed along that stretch.
read the rest of the Op-ed here.