The Times uses this photo to illustrate a cyclist riding the wrong way. Ummm... what about the truck parked illegally in the bicycle lane?
City Room blogs on a 'study' out of Hunter College.
From the Times reporting it amounts to students looking at cyclists and deciding that since they aren't wearing helmets and are riding against the direction of traffic - they must be a safety problem.
Hmmm... How about spending your time looking at ways to create more bicycle infrastructure? Of course I haven't read the study - but I wonder if they report on the fact that most bicycle lanes are blocked by illegally parked cars - sometimes police cars.
Here's part of their absurd conclusion...
“With the ranks of cyclists growing in the city and the amount of street space becoming even more fiercely fought over, it is imperative that all three groups — cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians — abide by the traffic laws and be more respectful of the rights of others who share that space,” Professors Tuckel and Milczarski wrote in their conclusion.Luckily there is a voice of reason in the article - Wiley Norvell, from Transportation Alternatives says “It’s our philosophy that good street design gives us better behavior....It doesn’t surprise me to see high rates of traffic infractions on streets that do not have provisions for bicyclists.”