Streetfilms: NYC Bike Lanes 101

In some cities people are so desperate for bike lanes they’ll mark their own. Elizabeth Press of Streetfilms in New York City, on the other hand, had this to say about the work the NYC Department of Transportation has been doing in her city: "It
feels like every time I get on my bike there is a new bike lane —
sometimes on the left, sometimes buffered, and sometimes completely
separated from automobile traffic."

For those of us who live in cities that haven’t caught the bicycle infrastructure fever or have been prevented from such by a bicycle injunction, perhaps the best we can do is tag along with her as she rides the streets with NYC DOT bicycle infrastructure staff as they show off the many classes of bike lanes and
inventive facilities they have added in the past few years.

Behold and be bicycle-lane green with envy!

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