June 10, 2011



2:00 for the win:

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The problem with bike lanes is that they represent the marginalization of cyclists as a purportedly “separate but equal” citizen: we’re given what is realistically an infinitesimally limited space to exist in terms of the law, which does not even acknowledge that right. Instead, pedestrians and cars alike stake a claim to the bike lane as their own territory—or at least a kind of bridge (or purgatory) between the sidewalk and the street—while I often encounter cyclists salmoning or simply not sharing bike lanes, as though it is a bubble for the use of a single individual at any given time. (That said, this isn’t helping.)


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