"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!..."
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Jack Burton
When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
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!