Bike Lanes' Growth in New York Brings Backlash

Even as New York has pushed forward with 250 miles of new bike lanes, the city is actually removing one 2.35 mile stretch after complaints from motorists.

The New York Times reports:

"Bowing to vocal opposition from drivers and elected officials, the city last week began removing a 2.35-mile painted bike lane along Father Capodanno Boulevard on Staten Island. In Manhattan, a community board held a special hearing this month for business owners to vent about a new protected bicycle lane on Columbus Avenue - in particular, the removal of parking spaces and the disruption of the normal traffic flow."

J. David Goodman writes that the opposition to the growing bicycle infrastructure is getting "increased attention," but is still tiny in comparison with the very vocal pro-bike groups.

Thanks to Danielle Dai

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