The Stupidest Bike Lane in America?

 
Slate takes the short ride down what one of its editors calls "the stupidest bike lane in America," which leads Los Angeles cyclists for about one block before dumping them into Westwood traffic. Know of any of these in New York?

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The Stupidest Bike Lane in America, Part 2

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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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A Safety Fail From the Federal Railroad Administration

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On the Streetsblog Network today, Systemic Failure highlights an obscure federal regulation that makes walking and biking less convenient. At issue is the Federal Railroad Administration’s requirement that trains to sound their horns when approaching a site where tracks intersect with a road. Pseudonymous author “Drunk Engineer” explains how this seemingly innocuous regulation actually degrades […]

The Blame Game

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Today on the Network, Ohio member blog Xing Columbus questions a recent article in The Columbus Dispatch that attributes Franklin County pedestrian fatalities to carelessness on the part of the victim. According to a Columbus police officer interviewed in the story, local people killed by cars are usually jaywalking or "just walking in the road" […]

Eyes on the Street: The Case of the Missing Bike Lanes

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The streets have been repaved. Lane striping, crosswalks, and stop bars have been added back. But there’s something missing from two streets in DOT’s bike network: bike lanes. In Williamsburg, Driggs Avenue has been repaved — but you would never know it’s a key bike connection from the Williamsburg Bridge. The street has all its stripes back except […]