Tensions are rising from the East Village to Brooklyn as a growing segment of New Yorkers protest one of the city's newest arrivals: the bicycle lane. In response, various city agencies have begun to re-examine the effects that a new bicycle infrastructure has had on these communities.
As 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."