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Battle of the Bike Lanes in the New York Times

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Image Credit: Lloyd Alter, from New York City: A Cyclists' Paradise? The New York Times hosts an interesting five-way debate on the Bike Lanes of New York, the upcoming Scorsese sequel where cyclists with heavy chains duke it out with drivers with tire irons. It is about New York, but the issues really are universal. Sam Staley calls bike lanes A Subsidy for the Few : The hard, cold December reality of bike lanes in U.S. cities is that they will inevitably be a small part, even tiny part in most cases, of America's solution to congestion and mobility. Bike networks represent concentrated, subsidized benefits for a small portion of the commuting public. Right. And roads, police enforcement, defence of international flow of oil and externalities like 40,000 killed in cars every year get no subsidy at all. But fortunately it gets better: ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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