Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Puts Manhattan Avenue Bike Lanes To Good Use
I am still fascinated by the responses to my post about the newly created bike lanes on Manhattan Avenue. Streetsblog called it “hysterical” by which I suspect they meant “alarmist” and/or “anti-bicycle”. So be it. If some people want to construe my concern about the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in such a manner there’s nothing I can do about it. In any case, over the last week I have seen bicyclists using this new path, along with a few folks of the four wheel persuasion.
When this guy (from Java Car Service) noticed I was taking his picture he immediately tried to extricate himself from this bike lane.
Worried that your dry cleaning won’t arrive on time? Don’t worry, the city has provided ample parking.
Need a quart of milk? Why bother parking, it will just cost money at the meter. Why not use the bike lane instead?
The same goes for the Garden. Isn’t it, after all, “greener” to park your car (and truck) in the bike lane instead of idling?
The same goes for scoring that valuable parking space. Why go around the block when you can sit in the bike lane and wait for the guy to pull out instead? You saw that spot first, dammit! It’s yours!*
*This is satire. Those of you who don’t/can’t/won’t “get it” might be interested to know that the fair babes of the Emerald Isle are in grave danger. But I suppose cannibalism is greener than factory farming.