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Nice one, from Charles McCorkell

Charlie McCorkell is the founder and owner of Bicycle Habitat a massive bike shop on Lafayette St. in Manhattan. Charlie has also dedicated his life to fighting for bicycle rights and advocating for more space on our roadways.

He recently wrote a piece on the changing face of the city and preserving the bicycle infrastructure.

Welcoming the new normal: Why bike lanes matter to our future.
by Charles McCorkell
February 1st, 2011
Change is hard – even when it’s inevitable. Through the past few years, as all New Yorkers adjust to NYC streets changing to be more bike-friendly, the conversation around this evolution always reveals a noteworthy occurrence: Go to any meeting or rally about bike lanes, such as those uptown or in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West, and there is rarely a citizen under 50 opposing the lane, though you will see many of us gray heads mixed in with the pro-bike lane folks.

Look deeper. This resistance is not a classic battle of aged vs. youth. This is a battle between those who believe the status quo is fine and those of us who believe it is killing us, our children and our planet.

Read more here.

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