The Cars That Ate New York

Adam J. Schwartz, who has a really interesting looking exhibit up at the Brooklyn History Society called Up From Flames, sends along this rather intense photo of a bike crash in Bushwick. As one commenter noted after seeing the photo, "Looks like a faulty bicycle."

Another commenter replied, "Looks to me like a faulty traffic policy, like a city built for the benefit of cars, not people."

The young woman who had been riding the bike seemed to be OK, by the way.

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