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.

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November 22, 2010, 12:00 PM PST

By Emily Laetz


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."

Monday, November 22, 2010 in The New York Times

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