Eyes on the Street: You Don’t Belong in the Bike Lane, Sir

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A reader sends this photo of a huge rig using Kent Avenue’s new protected bike path as its own, highly illegal shortcut. Our tipster says the trucker was bearing down on him at a rapid clip for several blocks before slowing down enough to hear an inquiry through the window: "What do you think you’re doing?" The driver’s response was unenlightening and filled with obscenities, we’re told. This shot was taken after the confrontation.

The last time we checked in on the Kent Avenue project, which converted the street to one-way flow, truck traffic was the burning issue. The 90th and 94th precincts are supposed to keep trucks off streets where they don’t belong. From the looks of it, police need to send a stronger message.

See the head-on view of the rig after the jump.

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