Bike Advocates Form 'Human Bollards' to Protest Lack of Protected Lanes

Protestors are placing their bodies between bike paths and car traffic to make a point about transportation planning.
September 4, 2017, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Along midtown Manhattan’s busy Second Avenue, volunteers from the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives linked elbows to form a chain of 'human bollards,'" reports Laura Bliss.

The Streetfilms team documented the protest for the film you can watch below.

Cyclists Become "Human Bollards" to Protect 2nd Ave Bike Lane from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

Bliss explains more of the background on the protest, such as how the bike lane got to be unprotected in the first place. The protest mimics actions in other cities, like San Francisco and Boise, as well as Mexico City and Dublin abroad.

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Published on Friday, September 1, 2017 in CityLab
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