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“I don’t mind. Everybody’s got to slow down a bit.”

July 14, 2011

 

Via the Toronto Cyclists Union comes this video from Jarvis Street, the Canadian counterpart to many of the so-called “controversial” bike lanes in New York.  (Toronto is about to spend $400,000 to remove this heavily used lane.)  As you can see, when the story is taken out of the tabloids and down to the street most drivers are actually perfectly happy sharing the road.  Considering that polls show a majority of New Yorkers approve of bike lanes, my guess is that a similar video shot on Prospect Park West, Kent Avenue, 8th Avenue, or 2nd Avenue would yield similar results and fewer Canadian accents.

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