Quick! What do you see? According to Tom Tom, the GPS navigation people, this city (which city is it?) is supposed to have the worst traffic in the country… But when you see this, what do you see?
I see motorcycle lanes… Faster moving bikes toward the left, scooters and slower bikes to the right.
Yes there are reasons when you absolutely need a car (like when you have to carry a lot of equipment, or drive your grandmother to the knitting supply store). And there are people who don’t have the necessarily coordination and to ever learn to ride… But for the rest of us – roads like these are WIDE open… You see traffic, I see bike lanes.
By the way, this is a picture of Seattle. And I don’t know for sure, but I think NYC or NJ gets it worse than this picture…