Post Tagged with: "bike lanes"

Public Advocate Letitia James said she could not support the plan because of the increased traffic it would cause on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Controversy Over New Bike Lanes

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation May 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Community boards are weighing in against proposed bike lanes in Brooklyn and Queens, arguing that they take away parking spaces and are aimed at recent “settlers” in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Paper and Queens Chronicle report.

A section of East Harlem’s bike lane on Second Avenue. (Photo by Ben Baskin via Northattan)

Criticism to East Harlem Bike Lanes Pedals On

Manhattan, Transportation October 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

East Harlem businesses were in staunch opposition to bike lanes when they were first proposed. Two years later, with the lanes now in place, the criticism continues, with particular vehemence towards officials for not working to accommodate businesses, reports Northattan.

(Photo by Joe Mazzola, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Immigrants Hesitate on Citi Bike

China may be “the Bicycle Kingdom” but in Chinatown riders have not fully embraced Citi Bike.

Photo by Pearl Gabel via City Limits

Bicycle Boom Raises Race, Class and Access Questions

New York, Transportation October 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

The dramatic growth of the much-debated bike lanes may enjoy enthusiastic support in trendy Lower Manhattan and Northwest Brooklyn, but the presence, or lack of them, in some neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan, is fueling resentment, reports The Brooklyn Bureau.

City proposes adding bike lanes like these in East Harlem.

East Harlem divided over bike lanes

Environment, Featured Posts, Manhattan December 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Despite their success in other parts of Manhattan, many business owners in El Barrio view bike lanes as obstacles.

Construction gets in the way of the bike land on Grand Street.

New battle erupts over Chinatown bike lane

Environment, Manhattan November 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

A battle that once brewed between bike riders and merchants over a new bike lane has now become a fight by riders to save it, as construction for a water tunnel interferes.