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February 8, 2011

The bike people drive her crazy, but they know they have an ally in me,” – Senator Chuck Schumer, January 10, 2005

“But this journey is not one that can be undertaken in a car – you’d miss the details, the human scale, and the pace of life as you fly by. Even walking won’t do – you won’t be able to cover nearly enough ground. To really get to know New York, you’ve got to ride a bicycle.” – Senator Chuck Schumer, June 22, 2009.

“He’s asked legislators what they’re going to do about [this and other] bike lanes,” – Anonymous source, New York Post, February 6, 2011.

  1. February 8, 2011 3:13 pm

    from the Huffington Post piece:

    Perhaps my favorite route, I love heading toward Williamsburg, up the Eastern Parkway bike path, through Bedford-Stuyvesant, eventually ending up at Carmine’s on Graham Avenue. There is nothing better than a Genoa salami hero after an afternoon on a bike!

    When I can, I’ll bike to events in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, combining a bit of work with a bit of pleasure. (The only place I don’t ride frequently is Staten Island, because the Verrazano Bridge still doesn’t have a bike path). One of the best rides recently took me across the Brooklyn Bridge and straight up Manhattan through the East Village, Midtown, Harlem, and into the Bronx to a Little League Baseball parade in Pelham Bay.”

    Sounds like a man who likes his lanes.

  2. Robin permalink
    February 8, 2011 3:42 pm

    Unless they are near his wife’s home.

  3. Chris permalink
    February 8, 2011 5:58 pm

    I don’t know, even the Huffington Post seems to make it out as though he views biking a recreation only thing v. an everyday use-the-bike-as-a-mode-of-transport kind of thing.

  4. February 8, 2011 8:42 pm

    Agree with you on the HuffPo piece, Chris. But the “they have an ally in me” seems to be directly at odds with the senator’s behind-the-scenes machinations.

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