New York City now has nearly 300 miles of bike lanes and independent researchers proved that everyone’s safer for it. Accidents haven’t increased despite “a 51% increase [of cyclists] from 1996 to 2006 and a 48% increase from 2006 to 2008.”
But this city is crowded and most of our public space isn’t encompassed in parks – it’s in streets and sidewalks. And if cars lay claim to the streets and pedestrians to the sidewalks, then where do cyclists fit in?
In this video made by 8th Ave Medium, we see all sides. A cab driver calls cyclists “bad people” and we see a deliveryman calling the bike lanes “more relaxed” while biking the wrong way down a one-way lane. Check it out.
(Photo: Seth W./Flickr)