Not All Want NYC Bike Infrastructure to Pedal Forward

The surge in city investment in bicycle lanes and the recent passing of various pro-bicycle laws has greatly irked many residents. Complaints have been leveled at everything from vehicle flow disruption to "extraordinarily ugly" lane paint choices.

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."

Full Story: Expansion of Bike Lanes Brings Backlash

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