24 Sep '13, 6pm

NYC cyclists paint DIY bike lanes where taxi severed woman's leg

NYC cyclists paint DIY bike lanes where taxi severed woman's leg

Last month, a road rage incident in New York City between a cab driver and cyclist ended with a British tourist tragically losing her foot after the taxi driver drove onto the sidewalk hitting the woman. At the time TreeHugger and other sites, noted that this accident may have been avoided if Manhattan's 6th Avenue had a proper bike lane. Now, thanks to a DIY effort by New York City cyclists 6th Avenue has at least a partial bike lane between 42nd and 50th street, near where the accident occurred. Right of Way is a NYC-based activist collective "dedicated to asserting the rights of car-free street users -- including pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters" and took it upon themselves to paint a DIY bike lane on the busy street last Saturday. Colin Moynihan at The New York Times reports As night fell on Saturday, about a half-dozen bicyclists emerged from a huddle outside the Ne...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/cyclists-paint-diy-bike-l...

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