NYC neighborhood hot issue — how to accommodate bicyclists (or not)

Now that we have Citibank stands growing like weeds throughout Manhattan, the volume of bicyclists has expanded. That’s increased safety concerns and concerns about crowded streets.

In the Upper West Side, this has played out recently with how to provide safe, but convenient, north/south routes that parallel the west edge of Central Park. A contentious proposal trades parking spaces for wider, protects lanes. This article describes a meeting held Tuesday night.

The comment describing those objecting to the proposal as highly disruptive is totally accurate. I honestly don’t understand how they thought catcalls, loud boos, and other interfence would serve their cause. Those in favor of a protected bike lane acted in accordance with normal rules of procedure.

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