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NYC backpedals on bike lane, returns street space to cars.

It’s hard to see how any bike lane, let alone a popular and useful route like Bedford Avenue, can be removed without compromising safety. “This is a really heavily used segment of the Brooklyn bike network,” said Transportation Alternatives’ Wiley Norvell. “Calling it redundant is a bit like saying it’s redundant to have sidewalks on the street. It’s a necessary part of the transportation system. Cyclists are still going to use Bedford Avenue in large numbers, and they deserve a safe route.”

via streetsblog.org

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