You probably heard, last Friday there was a protest against Mayor Bloomberg’s aggressive campaign of putting in new bike lanes, with a target of the new one on 1st Ave. in Manhattan.
Gothamist covered the action with this story.
I’m sorry, but of all the things to be upset about…bike lanes? Seems like the number one complaint of the anti-bike lane demonstrators is an old one: “Bike riding on the sidewalk.” Ok, then shouldn’t that be the focus of your protest? Somehow the infrastructure designed to give cyclists a place to ride has become the bad guy.
People like to complain that there is no enforcement of bad cycling behavior. I’d say it’s pretty equal…there is no enforcement of anyone, pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. Everyone is NYC is guilty. Let the finger pointing begin.
Our recently married pirate, Chris Ryan was on the scene and produced these two videos at the demonstration that gives some insight into the debate.
Mike Dee, says it best…”Everything in NYC is a compromise.”
Well, there is another anti-bike lane protest coming up.
This time in Brooklyn, against the already established Prospect Park West bike lane.
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