This (above story about prosecutors not charging drivers who kill cyclists) is the thing that pisses me off more than anything. If I had my way, advocacy groups would stop spending their money and effort on walkers and people who don’t actually ride bikes and put as much effort as possible into ensuring that drivers who injure and kill cyclists are actually held accountable for their actions. There’s a hierarchy of needs in the cycling community, and I think ensuring road safety and legal protection should be at the absolute top of the list. /rant
Bikers do go fast through Central Park. Also rollerbladers. Although I’m not an NYC resident, I’ve never heard anyone complain about this before (or the same thing in prospect Park, which is closed to cars much of the day).
“it feels like the de Blasio administration is luring us into a trap: ‘Here’s a new [unprotected] bike lane, please come and use it, you’re going to love it, ha ha ha.’ …
The problem is the absence of an infrastructure that gives bikers, pedestrians, and even delivery trucks what they need so they don’t go to war against each other for the rat-infested crumbs of asphalt the city has them fighting over. Cyclists need protected lanes and prioritized lights all over the city.”