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From The New York Shitty Inbox: Mixed Signals?
Filed under: 11101, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Newtown Creek, Queens
New York Shitty reader, occasional tipster and soon to be ex-Greenpoint resident AMOJA writes (in an email entitled “MTA Hates Pedestrians”) :
Or, I’m guessing it’s the MTA.Â They’ve finally gotten around to indicating why they’ve painted white and yellow lines on the Pulaski Bridge walkway.Â On the LIC side, at least (I’m not sure about the Greenpoint side…I’m a terrible reporter*), there are pictographs indicating that the bridge is to be used by pedestrians…and mushroom headed bicyclists…
Confusingly, they’ve left the signs up telling people to dismount their bikes.Â I feel my head is about to explode. Who is the genius that came up with this idea?Â Are things really clearer now?
Given that this is a pedestrian walkway I would hazard to guess the entity responsible for this exercise in zen is the Department of Transportation, not the MTA. However, I am in agreement with AMOJA about the provenance of this plan; I too want to know who came up with this sterling idea. I also want to know how much it cost.
*As the above photographs indicate, this has been done on the Brooklyn side of the bridge as well.