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    New NYC bike lanes


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    Well the physically separated ones are nice and wide, with buffer zones... looks pretty nice to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redden View Post

    I'll be down there in a few weeks and will try out as many of the new ones as I get the chance- can't wait to do the 9th ave separated lane. thanks for the link!

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    Picture 7 is a particular bad one. The lane moves to the center of the road which is not where the motorist expects you to be. I stayed on the left side of the street which is where the bike lane should have been.

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    Congestion Pricing has cleared the New York City Council.

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ng-measure/?hp

    Congestion Pricing was instituted in London in 2006, and has greatly increased the number of people on two wheels in that city.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    that's great news.
    I can't believe how heated the comments are regarding CP.

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    Very good news, hopefully the state lawmakers will vote the same way.

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    Looks good. The helmet in the cyclist symbol is a nice touch.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allister View Post
    Looks good. The helmet in the cyclist symbol is a nice touch.
    I've noticed locally that in some bike lanes the old helmet less cyclist icon/stencil has been sandblasted away and replaced by the standard helmet wearing cyclist icon.

    I don't know the background, but I can't help but be suspect this was some pet project of some helmet advocate. Or maybe this had to be done to make the bike lane meet some standards? I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    I've noticed locally that in some bike lanes the old helmet less cyclist icon/stencil has been sandblasted away and replaced by the standard helmet wearing cyclist icon.

    I don't know the background, but I can't help but be suspect this was some pet project of some helmet advocate. Or maybe this had to be done to make the bike lane meet some standards? I don't know.

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    Not pictured in these lanes: pedestrians ambling blindly with their shopping bags, delivery guys on duct-taped MTB's hauling ass the wrong way, limo drivers idling by the hour....
    These are fine to get more people on the bike, and I do think that bike lanes encourage ridership. For me, the bike lane is nice for a bail-out lane and not much else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn View Post
    Not pictured in these lanes: pedestrians ambling blindly with their shopping bags, delivery guys on duct-taped MTB's hauling ass the wrong way, limo drivers idling by the hour....
    I agree completely. There is really only so much the DOT can do with some white paint to make NYC streets safer to ride on. At a certain point they need to step up with some real-deal traffic law enforcement and actually making changes that cut into car mobility on city streets-- like doing away with parking on one side or banishing cars completely from lanes, or even certain streets.

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    The little guy on the bike with the helmet looks like a stick-figure drawing of Animal Chin.

    Anyway, this is clearly the future for Manhattan and probably most of the rest of NYC. The protected lanes, in particular, are what many cyclists have been asking for for years.
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    first pic with the physically separated lanes I hate cars double parked in bike lanes!! we also need more bike lanes of any kind in lower Manhattan right now its hell for me to get to wall street on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    The little guy on the bike with the helmet looks like a stick-figure drawing of Animal Chin.

    Anyway, this is clearly the future for Manhattan and probably most of the rest of NYC. The protected lanes, in particular, are what many cyclists have been asking for for years.
    Well, I rode on the 9th Avenue protected bike lane today and here's my opinion. It's nice in a way because riding on 9th avenue is like riding on the expressway! The cars just step on the gas and hit 40-45 mph easily because the street is broad. However, the speed drops dramatically once the bike lane approaches and takes two entire lanes of traffic!

    As for the lane, leave the Lance Amrstrong road bike and bring your fat tire beach cruiser because you will be traveling at 7 mph! There were waaaaaay too many red lights and it seems like you couldn't go 100 yards without reaching some sort of red light. Loads of walkers with dogs and cyclists going the wrong way in the bike lane made you wonder if this is how it's supposed to be. I like the fact the lane reduced the speed on 9th avenue but you really can't go fast at all. I do want to see the lane expanded but I also want the option of riding with regular traffic and no bike lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
    Well, I rode on the 9th Avenue protected bike lane today and here's my opinion. It's nice in a way because riding on 9th avenue is like riding on the expressway! The cars just step on the gas and hit 40-45 mph easily because the street is broad. However, the speed drops dramatically once the bike lane approaches and takes two entire lanes of traffic!

    As for the lane, leave the Lance Amrstrong road bike and bring your fat tire beach cruiser because you will be traveling at 7 mph! There were waaaaaay too many red lights and it seems like you couldn't go 100 yards without reaching some sort of red light. Loads of walkers with dogs and cyclists going the wrong way in the bike lane made you wonder if this is how it's supposed to be. I like the fact the lane reduced the speed on 9th avenue but you really can't go fast at all. I do want to see the lane expanded but I also want the option of riding with regular traffic and no bike lane.
    Well it is a very literal separate but equal implementation. I cannot complain about the lights because in my opinion it is the definition of fair to expect vehicles to obey vehicular law.

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