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Report: Bike lane added to Second Ave. Subway

by Benjamin Kabak

The new Second Ave. Subway will come equipped with a bike lane, according to a report in the satirical final edition of The New York Times. The online parody, produced by a group of comedians, offers up a rather comical take on the state of transportation dialogue in New York City right now.

“Jerome Bosch” writes:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-bicycle agenda reached a new high water mark today with the announcement that a cyclists-only lane is being added to the long-under-construction Second Avenue Subway. The memo, authored by Deputy Mayor for Communications Howard Wolfson, makes the case that creating the city’s first subterranean bike-lane will reduce bicycle accidents by up to 15 percent, while costing a mere $1.4 billion dollars and delaying the opening of the Second Avenue line by only ten to twenty years.

The Second Avenue Subway bike lane is the latest pro-biking measure proposed by transportation commissioner Jeanette Sadik-Khan. Since becoming Mayor, Bloomberg has closed much of Broadway to automobiles and has overseen the addition of 225 miles of bike lanes, many of them physically separated from the main flow of traffic. This has led to some backlash, most prominently regarding a dedicated bike lane on Prospect Park West which critics say prevents only a small number of deaths, compared to how much harder it is for Senator Charles Schumer’s wife to receive deliveries at her Prospect Park West apartment from FreshDirect, Crate and Barrel, Sherry-Lehman and Interflora.

Sounds about right to me.

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BBnet3000 May 11, 2011 - 2:00 pm

The final line of the quote is GOLD.

Chicken Underwear May 11, 2011 - 2:03 pm


ferryboi May 11, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Best place for them! Only thing the bikers would have to dodge is the Buick-sized rats.

ferryboi May 11, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Dodge…Buick. I kill me!

Al D May 11, 2011 - 2:25 pm

They’ve spent so much on bike lanes, but the problem is they forgot that bikes require smooth streets and many of the miles of bike lanes are quite difficult to ride because of the benign neglect to road repair.

Alon Levy May 11, 2011 - 2:40 pm

You’re evil.

SEAN May 11, 2011 - 2:48 pm


Robert May 12, 2011 - 6:18 am


Jimmy May 14, 2011 - 7:48 pm

Two Dangers: Subway Trains, and The 3rd Rail.
Is this a joke.


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