General Cycling Discussion - Shakedown Street
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12-19-10, 03:14 PM
Has everyone seen this already? :rolleyes:
"Those bike lanes eating up one or two traffic lanes were only a start: City crews are now out collecting overtime as they convert New York’s widest major thoroughfares into Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s dream of a vehicle-free paradise — and all for no more than the cost of a few thousand buckets of white paint!..."
OP-ART By BRUCE McCALL in The NYTimes (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/19/opinion/20101219_mccall_opart.html?hp)
12-19-10, 06:37 PM
But the trucks are still blocking the bike lanes! Meh.
12-19-10, 08:56 PM
The horse is s nice touch. As if anyone would transport a horse into NYC so they could ride it on asphalt.
12-19-10, 09:05 PM
There are horses in NYC: horse-drawn carriages and mounted cops, mostly. People ride horses in Central Park (or used to -- did I hear the stable closed a couple years ago? Is there another?). But I think it's perfectly legal to ride a horse on the street in NYC. Not sure which bridges you can legally ride your horse over to get into Manhattan, though. :)
12-20-10, 02:23 AM
If it was "vehicle free" there wouldn't be bike lanes, because bicycles are vehicles.
Obviously, the author's vehicle is killing his brain cells, with its noxious fumes. Maybe he should ride a bike, instead.
It's not at all crowded (not like the Central Park ring road), and I count 15 people including cops. Could you fit 15 single-passenger cars in the same place? Well, maybe. This is NYC. But I claim majority rules, just like every conservative, small-government, low-defecit American should!
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