Issue Date: Apr 30, 2011
A DISPUTE has erupted on the streets of New York. It is about the streets themselves. Bike lanes, to be precise.
A bike lane was installed in Brook-lyn area on residents’ request in 2010. But on March 7 this year a section of the residents filed a lawsuit in a city court against the city’s transport department and its commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, seeking removal of the lane installed along the street Prospect Park West. They say shortfalls in design of the two-way lane put pedestrians and bikers at constant risk of collision.
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