Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Adams Street Bike Lane -- Is This Someone's Idea of a Joke?

Bikers take their life into their hands on the Adams Street service road, in front of the Marriott in Downtown Brooklyn. The cars were right on this guy's back after this picture was taken. Lots of cars and lots of bikers streamed through the lane as we stood there, about 8 a.m.

That funny green stripe under the parked cars to the right is the bike lane.

There are comments in Brownstoner about this lane. Also on My Bike Lane.

Photo by MK Metz

4 comments:

JRM said...

Glad to see I am not the only person that noticed this. My other personal favorite these days is Sands Street heading through Dumbo towards the Navy Yards under the Manhattan Bridge. It's barely paved, crosses an on-ramp to the BQE, and yet there are signs everywhere for the "bike lane."

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's worse than ever -- mostly cars with NYPD placards. I complained to the DOT about this ages ago, maybe 2006. DOT replied that it was an enforcement issue and passed my complaint to the local precinct. The precinct wrote me to say that it was a design issue and there was nothing they could do. It has since been painted green, presumably to help the cops better find their reserved parking area.

Anonymous said...

This is a GAME they play! DOT says it's an enforcement issue, NYPD says it's a design issue. They did exactly this with the Tillary STreet bike lane.

jhnmrk said...

But you're missing the best part of this particular stretch of bike lane! The Marriott actually has a sign that says the green lane is for parking. See here: http://flickr.com/photos/johnmark/2409612139/
That street suuuuuucks.