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Will in Seattle 1
Well, since cars are subsidized even more than the percentage of taxpayers share they should get, and NYC has many people who don't even have cars ... duh!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on August 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM · Report this
Doctor Memory 2
And yet, it's pretty much a lock that the next mayor of NYC is going to quietly kill expansion of the bike lane program, because they are to a man and woman afraid of being called bad names by the Post's editorial board.
Posted by Doctor Memory http://blahg.blank.org on August 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
until the Post crashes, once they end the subsidy for that, of course.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on August 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM · Report this
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Many New Yorkers don't even know how to drive.
Posted by Central Scrutinizer on August 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM · Report this
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I object to the phrase "previously dedicated to cars" None of our streets are "dedicated" to cars. Overrun with cars, yes. Limited-access highways are dedicated to cars; the rest are open to anyone brave enough to use them. The addition of bike lanes, however, lowers the bravery threshold required to use them, coaxes more people onto the street and gets motorists more used to sharing the world with bicycles.

Now, if we could only get those damned electric motorbikes out of our bike lanes....

Posted by Brooklyn Reader on August 21, 2012 at 8:19 PM · Report this
balderdash 6
@5, as long as cars present a clear and present and entirely asymmetrical mortal danger to anyone else daring to use the road, with relative impunity for their drivers, the roads remain dedicated to cars. And that doesn't even take into account the fact that roads are, in fact, by law off-limits to pedestrians, and many are forbidden to bicyclists as well.
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on August 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 7
A majority of Americans polled have said they would like to see a greater portion of Federal road dollars dedicated to bicycle and pedestrian projects. The latest figures say we would want that percentage as high as 25%...a far cry from the less than 1% currently allocated.

Oh and you know what?

Hawaii has Hydrogen Scooters (fuelled by solar made H2)!

See here: http://youtu.be/tyItqZBFygo

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on August 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM · Report this

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