I never knew that Mayor Koch decided to give up on bike lanes in New York City; I guess he lost that fight.
I don't live in NYC, but if I did I would not use those bikelanes (there's a video on this link:
I'd simply ride in the road or maybe in the bus lane; I've come to that conclusion based on the article and watching various youtube videos.
Any NYC cyclists have any thoughts?
BTW: It's not the turning vehicles that bother me, get the same thing in conventional bikelanes (I just get in line with the traffic to preclude a right-hook -- or a left-hook, in the case of the NYC bikelanes). It's all the other obstructions in the "bikelanes" that I couldn't deal with.