The Stupidest Bike Lane in America, Part 2

Last month, Slate Magazine’s SlateV asked viewers to submit entries for the "stupidest bike lane in America." Responses poured in — many from outside the U.S. — and the honor went to a lane in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is so useless that the markings were removed before the Slate crew got to it.

Enjoy.

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