Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Advocacy & Safety Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every public road, just as do all other users. Discuss your bicycle advocacy and safety concerns here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-04-08, 11:46 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Improved NYC bike lanes


Last edited by ddac; 02-01-09 at 02:15 PM.
ddac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-08, 09:21 AM   #2
34x25 FTW!
oboeguy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NYC
Bikes: Kona Jake, Scott CR1, Dahon SpeedPro
Posts: 6,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by ddac View Post
Looks like change is coming =)
Aye, but some of the change stinks! The bike lane on Prince St, in principle, is a great idea. In practice, things are *worse* with it in place. Peds, wrong-way riders, pulled-over taxis and delivery trucks have made it their own. It's crazy dangerous to ride in the bike lane there in the correct direction. I usually take the (car) lane most of the way, howling the whole way. For those who don't know the spot, it's a one-way street with cars parked on the left side and a fully-painted bike line on the right side with the car traffic lane in the middle.

BTW, the Forsyth St lane, parallel to the Chrystie St lane in the OP, is so-so. The pavement is a mess but otherwise it's OK. I don't like not being able to pull out in to traffic, though. FYI going left to right, it's a bike lane on the left, followed by parked cars then the car traffic lane.
oboeguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:35 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.