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In the age of the SEC shredding evidence of corporate wrongdoing and big telecoms demanding pension cuts (Verizon) while recording record profits…here in NYC it’s win one for the little guy.

Yes, the big story this week is a Brooklyn judge denied the lawsuit of a small group of rich angry neighbors who were somehow so distraught over a .9 mile stretch of bike infrastructure.

Yes…THE BIKES WIN!

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Here’s more from the New York Times:

Judge Rejects Groups’ Effort to Remove Bike Lane
By: Michael M. Grynbaum
August 16, 2011

“A judge on Tuesday dismissed an effort by Brooklyn residents to remove a hotly contested bicycle lane installed by the city on Prospect Park West, in one of the most closely watched controversies over a signature policy of the Bloomberg administration.

Two groups sought removal of the bike lane that was installed in 2010 along Prospect Park West in Brooklyn.

The decision represented a significant victory for the city and its transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, whose campaign to create streets more oriented to pedestrians and bicyclists has divided New Yorkers and prompted a fierce political debate.

Read more: here.

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