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December 20, 2012

I listened to some of the Brian Lehrer show’s take on the recent “controversy” surrounding the extension of bike lanes on the Upper West Side and had one quick thought.

“This isn’t Brooklyn, this is the Upper West Side” has replaced “This isn’t Amsterdam, this is New York” as the rallying cry of NIMBYs.  In fact, the dying gasps of the bikelash are so detached from any and all evidence that bike lanes and pedestrian plazas continue to work in neighborhoods across the city that we’re probably nearing the date when someone will proclaim, “This isn’t Columbus Avenue, this is Amsterdam Avenue!”

This is a good sign.

  1. December 20, 2012 6:50 pm

    That definitely sounds like it’s moving in the right direction.

  2. December 31, 2012 7:52 pm

    Bravo! And Brooklyn is Breukelen, after all.

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