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Nebbishes For Better Bike Lanes

December 17, 2011

Image via Gothamist

The bike lane debate is now such a central part of the city’s cultural fabric that no less a “real” New Yorker than Woody Allen has been asked to chime in on the subject:

New York has changed for the better in some obvious ways, like the dropping of the crime rate and people don’t squeegee my windshield when I come to a stoplight. On the other hand, uncontrolled bike riders are a great hazard, and the wonderful idea of more and more people having bikes in New York will turn sour as people become alienated because so much of it is out of control. That will be a pity.

If only New York could go back to the Halcyon days of the late 1970s:

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3 Comments
  1. December 17, 2011 2:13 pm

    This is the thanks I get for *not* running him and Soon Yi over outside the Met???

  2. December 17, 2011 5:33 pm

    Among many civilized and decent people, the fact that Woody Allen has a different perspective than you have is not a refutation but instead a gentle affirmation; not proof of validity, but rather a gentle suggestion that your own view may not be too far off.

    Really.

  3. NY Observer permalink
    December 17, 2011 6:22 pm

    Oh, please, aging baby boomers — yes, even you, Woody — just retire to Florida already.

    On the other hand, uncontrolled automobile drivers are a great hazard, and the wonderful idea of more and more people having cars in New York will turn sour as people become alienated because so much of it is out of control. That will be a pity.

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