Riding towards Queens on the 59th St bridge about 8:45am Wednesday 8-14-08 a Police Car was on the top of the Walkway dead center lights on. I figured as I approached, someone was injured or there was a problem of some sort.
There was the one police car, one Police officer (a bit confused),6 orange cones, 3 on each side of the vehicle.
I asked what was up, but received no answer. Perhaps the officer did not hear me.
The effect was clear, the goal was not. Stopping all traffic, cyclists, runners, walkers and moving them into the cone mix which was 2 feet wide and zig zag through it to proceed.
There was no officer today on the lower portion at the questioned dismount area (sign spray painted over). I heard that the officer stopped people, but I was not asked or motioned to do so.
Okay I support our police blah blah blah, but whats going on?