To Commissioner Sadik-Khan: Unruly cyclists are turning Manhattan Bridge into pedestrian perdition.
To Commissioner Sadik-Khan: Unruly cyclists are turning Manhattan Bridge into pedestrian perdition
Friday, August 12th 2011, 4:00 AM
The following is an open letter to Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
Dear Ms. Commissioner:
We invite you to take a walk across the Manhattan Bridge today so you might understand why so many New Yorkers – even reasonable New Yorkers – are so dead-set against your bike lanes.
Read the full story here: The New York Daily News
Bicyclists, pedestrians crash on Brooklyn Bridge path – NYPOST.com.
Last Updated: 10:16 AM, August 15, 2011
Posted: 2:18 AM, August 15, 2011
The Brooklyn Bridge just ain’t big enough for the both of ’em.
An all-out turf war has erupted between speeding cyclists and picture-snapping pedestrians over a narrow pathway that’s too close for anything but a collision.
The skinny strip smack in the middle of the bridge — meant to be shared equally by bikers and walkers — has been the site of several recent smashups and so many near-crashes that some have sworn off it forever.
The problem is compounded by a 300-foot-long patch of construction work that’s shrunk parts of the already narrow corridor to a mere 10½ feet wide.
Read the full story here: The New York Post
Can Tabloids Save NYC From “Maniacal” Cyclists Terrorizing… – StumbleUpon.
Can Tabloids Save NYC From “Maniacal” Cyclists Terrorizing Brooklyn, Manhattan Bridges?
Should cyclists be banned from the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, or just rounded up and deported en masse to Portland? It seems like only the latter outcome will placate the NYC tabloids, which have recently escalated their war on bike lanes with matching editorials slamming cyclists who ride recklessly over the bridges. Today the NY Post revisits the age-old bike battleground on the Brooklyn Bridge, which really is a terrible bridge to bike over if you’re trying to make an efficient commute. The Post finds that the situation is even worse now that there’s construction that’s shrunk parts of the path to just 10½ feet wide. It’s a “war path!”
Read the full story here: Stumble Upon