The NY Daily News nails the issue in editorializing on the unilateral bicycle lane program of NYC's own Sadik: "Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has been on a roll. She's been installing bicycle lanes everyplace she can squeeze them. The cyclists love it. And then there's everyone else."
The paper's real concern, though, is the lack of transparency-what we would label dishonesty-of the commissioners diktats: "She says she is doing everyone a favor by erecting barriers, pushing cars to park in the middle of avenues and creating clear pedaling for two-wheeled travelers. We dare her. Prove it. This is Bloomberg's data-driven administration, the government that measures and calculates to figure out whether something works. At this late date, Sadik-Khan should have at her fingertips facts and figures that tell the tale of what she hath wrought."
The News poses a series of questions that Sadik-Khan has yet to address-and we would argue doesn't have to because the city council hasn't aggressively stepped in to mandate an environmental review process; only a diluted oversight protocol that has no teeth: