Following yesterday’s article let’s talk more about NYC. People for Bikes, just one of the advocacy groups in NYC, wrote a blog entry recently talking about the state of bicycling in NYC today and how future politicians might impact it in the future.
It seems to me, an outsider, that bicycling has done nothing but good for they city. Accidents are down and the whole place seems for friendly to riding and walking. Why change all that? You always hear of the protesters who are trying to stop new bike lanes from getting made. It’s counterintuitive if you think about it. they want to drive their cars yet they don’t want to decrease the amount of cars on the road and replace them with bicycles. If I was them I would be promoting bicycling so I can get to where I am going faster.
I would say that the only thing they have to complain about is the bicyclists who are breaking the law and running lights. Sure people shouldn’t do this, but are you going to punish all pedestrians for jaywalking and start ripping up the sidewalks?