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Old 10-04-04, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by quaternion
The New York Times has an article (soul-sucking registration req'ed - pick one up here) about one commuter's impression of the vastly improved bike access in New York City.

If you are a long-time city commuter, how has bicycle advocacy changed the face of your city?
There are quite a few bridges in New York that you don't have access. It's unfortunate the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has bike access but Robert Moses didn't want peds walking over the bridge. The same is true for the Whitestone bridge.

If you live in Staten Island, the Jersey Shore is just across the bridge (Outerbride crossing) but the bike path has been blocked for years. As a result, people like myself have to take a train to the beach because it would be a 45-55 mile ride one way!

I agree with the author that bike paths are scarce and short in distance. In my opinion, he wasted too much effort and time looking for them. Quite a few of these bike lanes in New York City are dangerous and should be avoided at all cost.
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