Streetfilms: NYC Bike Lanes 101

Bike lanes: In some cities people are so desperate for them they’ll go so far as to mark their own. (Editor’s note: We know.)  Here in New York City, it
feels like every time I get on my bike there is a new bike lane —
sometimes on the left, sometimes buffered, and sometimes completely
separated from automobile traffic.

I recently had
the opportunity to go for a ride with the NYC DOT bicycle boys, who
explained the classes of bike lanes and showed off some of these
inventive facilities.

  • As I just twittered, this, along with the recently circulated Bikes Belong’s “Boulder Bike Story” video should be required viewing for all LA transpo planners . . . . Clockwork Orange-style with toothpicks holding up the eyelids style if need be. I’m host a screening–but who would show up?

  • …that’s “I’ll host a screening….” Apologies.

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