Eyes on the Street: 8th Avenue

8th_ave_bikelane.bmpOrcutt wrote:

Manhattan’s 8th Avenue below 34th Street late this morning was not moving. Guess which special lane along the left side of the avenue frustrated drivers decided to use (where it wasn’t already blocked by a truck) to try to gain some ground? (Hint: See file photograph at right)

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