Anti Bike Lane Protests Largely Ineffective
According to an article in The Villager, the recent bike lane protests in NYC’s East Village have been largely ineffective:
More supporters of bike lanes than critics of them turned up last Friday afternoon at an East Village rally intended to decry the new, protected pathways along First and Second Aves.
Leslie Sicklick, an unemployed teacher and lifelong Lower East Sider, and a couple of other bike-lane opponents were far outnumbered by about 15 cyclists and advocates at the demo, at the northeast corner of 14th St. and First Ave.
Sicklick claimed the bike lanes have made the streets more dangerous, and that pedestrians are being injured.