Yesterday we had a commentary on the arrogance of the bike lane imposition process-and pointed out the double messages and outriight hypocrisy of the policy: "What is lacking is the very democracy that the mayor felt was lacking in all those unruly parents who protested the school closings last week. It seems that this dearth of democracy is in reality an endemic problem for the Bloombergistas. What the bike lane plans lack, is public review of their efficacy and desirability-something that any land use review process provides."
In yesterday' NY Post the paper reported on the push back the city has gotten from the Columbus Avenue bike lanes-another favorite peeve of ours: "The city Department of Transportation has agreed to change gears after its controversial bike lane on the Upper West Side came under fire from businesses and neighborhood residents. The bike lane -- a car-free strip that runs southbound along the eastern edge of Columbus Avenue from 96th to 77th streets -- has caused a series of headaches for shop owners since it opened last fall. They claim the neighborhood lost 67 parking spots, which impacted their delivery trucks. Residents have griped about snowplowing, garbage collection, confusing road signs and the lack of parking."