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Deputy Mayor on BL Show To Talk NYC Bike Lane Program

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 09:08 AM

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Yesterday, it was attorney Jim Walden's turn; today, it's Howard Wolfson's. The New York City deputy mayor will be on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show this morning at (about) 10:25am to talk about the city's bike lane program. In the New York area, you can find the program on AM820 and FM 93.9; it also streams live on wnyc.org.

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Mayor Crushes Car Parked In Bike Lane With Armored Vehicle
By Ben Popken on August 2, 2011
http://consumerist.com/2011/08/mayor-crushes-cars-that-park-in-bike-lane-with-tank.html

A mayor of a Lithuanian city this week took to driving an armored personnel carrier over a Mercedes-Benz that was parked in the bike lane. "I've had enough of these drivers parking their luxury cars on bike lanes and pedestrian crossings. This tank is a good tool to solve the problem of parking in the wrong place," Mayor Zuokas told the assembled reporters. More »

Aug. 02 2011 05:24 PM
Barry Pribula

I've lived in Manhattan for 38 years and have always rode a bike here as well as cars trucks motorcycles scooters and sneakers. The bike is the perfect vechicle, no question. However, since the bike lanes went in on First Ave. two things took place. I thought, wow, finally a positive step, I will be a bit safer heading up the avenue. Sadly, because the new brand of cyclist refuses to travel in the proper direction, I actually feel LESS SAFE trying to negotiate this crowd of super idiots routinely traveling in the opposite direction in a two foot wide lane. I love the bike lanes but this is just stupid! Please get the word out! These folks never went against traffic before the lanes were there.

Mar. 24 2011 11:00 AM

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