And Now, Your Bike-to-School Moment of Zen

A snapshot of the morning commute on the first day of school from Doug Gordon, a.k.a. Brooklyn Spoke.

That is all.

  • kedan

    That is a doorzone stripe of paint with zero protection against the also starring big fucking SUV.

    I sincerely hope there will be no more “moments” of this sort.

  • Reader

    7 people on bikes and – from what I can tell – 1 person in an SUV.

    Perhaps the city should allocate the street space to reflect this kind of mode share.

  • djx

    Nice.

    Came across a mother and girl (12 years old maybe) riding a fair distance to school/work this morning – I saw them on the west side bike parth in the 150s and then in Harlem around 118th still heading downtown.

    Gave a big thumbs up to the mom. The daughter did not look that happy – but I think that’s because it was so early in the morning.

  • BBnet3000

    Recently I’ve twice seen a young girl reading a book while sitting on the back seat of her Dad’s bike while crossing the Manhattan bridge. These are a glimpse of the kind of city we could have.

  • BBnet3000

    Complete separation is not the only way to bring about mass safe cycling: most residential streets and many major bike routes in The Netherlands have no separation at all between cars and bicycles.

    We’ve yet to figure out this strategy of reducing automobile traffic on side streets and bike routes in New York, but many other US cities have been doing this, in some cases for decades. Obviously there are some side streets here that have low traffic, but I’m not aware of any place that it has been done deliberately.

  • Choresh

    I also had a moment of optimism today in the East Village: There were 3 Cargo Bikes, a bunch of long tails and half a dozen bike seats at morning drop off. Maybe there will be a lower Manhattan Kidical Mass contingency one day…

  • Max Power

    A “Bikes May Use Full Lane” would work

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