25 Apr 2008 11:46 am   //   Filed under: Bicycles, Transit

Bike lanes, smart and stupid

New York City has been steadily improving its dismal bike lane situation. In Midtown it’s now possible to travel uptown on 6th Avenue and downtown on Broadway in a clearly marked bike lanes (dodging doors, cabs and delivery trucks, natch). There still isn’t a good way to ride uptown or downtown on the east side, but the bike lane down 2nd Avenue below 14th Street is a good start. Finish it all the way to the Manhattan Bridge, please.

Even if you’re not a cyclist, you might appreciate Slate’s amusing videos about the stupidest bike lanes.