In a reversal of classic urban roles, a recent thread begins with a driver complaining that bike lanes are making driving more dangerous.
Is it just me, or is the Bicycle lane on 5th making it quite a dangerous street to drive down? So many drivers are using those Bike lanes for easy double parking.Â Obviously this is forcing way too many cars to cross the yellow lines and drive on the wrong side of a two-way street. Itâ€™s just a matter of time until we have some serious head to head collisions.
Several cyclists proceed to chime in and agree that this is why they often opt for biking down 6th instead.Â Rather ironic that the presence of bike lanes on 5th pushes bikers to 6th (2 way street, single lane each way, no bike lanes) and makes driving on 5th more dangerous.Â A couple of posters advocated for increased enforcement of the bike lane rules by ticketing offending drivers.Â Do you have the answer to this infrastructural riddle.Â Share it at Park Slope Message Boards: 5th ave Bicycle lanes are now extremely dangerous :: Brooklynian.com