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“Don’t Be a Jerk” Campaign On Bike Etiquette

One of the great accomplishments of the Bloomberg administration, in my mind, has been the creation of bike lanes all over the city. Some estimates claim that bike ridership has nearly doubled in the last five years. However, the roads are still confusing for bikers, drivers and pedestrians. I often bike around the City on weekends, and despite the relative calm compared to weekdays, I’ve seen everything that Borough President Stringer notes: “We’ve got seniors who think bike lanes are walkways. We’ve got police cars using bike lanes as a quick way around town. We’ve got taxi cabs pulling up so close to the bike lanes that a passenger gets out and actually doors a cyclist.” Or as Michael Green, … More >>

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