Is New York too New York for bike lanes?
This title to an article by Matthew Shaer in New York magazine dated March 28th, hooked me right in. My entire life has been lived in the boroughs of NYC, or on Long Island. Yet, there was lots of history, squabbles, and statistics I was unaware of, and found quite interesting. New vocabulary too – “bikeification.” I think this article will appeal to many – regardless of what side of the
fence ahem lane you are on. Some of it even read like a novel about espionage, with anti bike lane lobbying by some of the “most powerful residents of Park Slope”, a law firm that represented George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore in 2000, and “expensive spy cameras” taping the bike traffic lanes from apartment windows. If you have some time, want to learn more about the issues, and $4.99 in your pocket – get reading! It’s well worth it!