As long as you can manage not to crash your vehicle into something or someone, you can more or less go ahead and ignore the speed limit in Bushwick, the Upper West Side or East Harlem, where in March, a tractor-trailer killed Amar Diarrassouba, who was six.(5)
The cast of candidates running for mayor this year is less friendly to bike lanes than Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and it's taking some getting used to for cycling advocates.
Walking, or riding a bike across the Brooklyn Bridge is an elevating experience. But it's also a congested one.
Every day, 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists jostle for space on the walkway, according to Department of Transportation numbers provided by the City Council.
Today, three councilmembers and the cyclist advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives, are proposing a solution to that problem: they want to double the width of famous wooden walkway.