The Bike Lane Avenger Strikes Back
After running some errands today, I rode down Bergen Street to get home. As I approached Flatbush Avenue I realized I was nearing the site of the infamous “Guerrilla Bike Lane” and was curious to see if it would still be there. It was:
These aren’t going to stop an out-of-control motorist from crashing into the bike lane–or the sidewalk–but they do prevent the most basic dangers. While I stopped to take these pictures a driver who had been honking at the traffic ahead of him for not moving one tenth of a nanosecond after the light at Flatbush Avenue turned green attempted to use the bike lane as a passing lane. A perfectly placed plastic pole stopped him cold:
It’s amazing that drivers seem more concerned about scratching their vehicles against plastic than possibly hitting flesh and blood human beings. Plastic delineators or raised bike lanes should be standard design on streets like this.