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    Marty: Enough With Bike Lanes

    Bicycles might be a trend in Crown Heights, but Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz wants bike lanes out: "We're not Amsterdam!" Full Story

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    Guess what?
    Guest
    Guess what?

    It looks like they are about to make a bike lane on our own KINGSTON AVE. I saw the red outline of the lanes to be painted. What a traffic nightmare it will be when they remove one lane on Kingston Ave.

    Go Marty Go
    Guest
    Go Marty Go

    Here’s your chance to make up after you messed up on the concerts this summer.

    The bike lanes are making it impossible to drive a car in brooklyn – I am sure that I am not the only one who feels this way

    make bike lanes on the sidewalk
    Guest
    make bike lanes on the sidewalk
    amsterdam rules
    Guest
    amsterdam rules

    I love bike lanes, Bike lanes in Marty out!

    For once I agree with him!
    Guest
    For once I agree with him!

    So how can we get those dumb bike lanes away from Empire? Traffic is so slow now & turning right is a problem.

    Bikers
    Guest
    Bikers

    go to the park and let cars drive on the road.
    more accidents are caused by drivers trying to avoid bikers!
    bikers dont belong on the road.

    what
    Guest
    what

    i live in england they shold have had that years ago

    to # 1
    Guest
    to # 1

    the red lines on kingston are not for bikes – they are fixing over the sewer lines throughout kingston ave

    HUP HOLLAND HUP!
    Guest
    HUP HOLLAND HUP!

    aMSTERDAM rOCKS!

    Tznius resolved
    Guest
    Tznius resolved

    Am I the only one we noticed I direct corelation with the bike lanes and the Tznius issue? Ever since the bike lanes went up Tznius in crown heights was much better. Or worse, I don’t remember. Whatever. Maybe there’s no connection. I like pizza. Hey look ever there….. See? Tznius!!

    true
    Guest
    true

    the bike lanes killed empire it takes a half hour to go down empire which used to take 10 minutes they killed brooklyn cant drive cant park and cant speed!!

    Great Exercise
    Guest
    Great Exercise

    Biking should be encouraged! It’s great exercise, saves gas and keeps us healthy! The bikes in Amsterdam are cool!. The world should take an example from Amsterdam.

    Re: 11
    Guest
    Re: 11

    All the people there are sooooo mellow that they don’t caaarree……We don’t have all of the time to just chillllll out as they do in good ol’ Amsterdam.
    We also don’t have the public transportation that they do and we have large families b”h and can’t just stroll around. Shopping for large families can not be contained in a little basket on the front of a bicycle nor done everyday in our world. Let’s get real. Bikes are great for relaxation and yuppie world transportation. Keep the bikes and bike lanes in the parks, on Govenor’s island and in midtown Manhattan.

    A Montrealer
    Guest
    A Montrealer

    we have that problem too!!!

    say no to bike lanes
    Guest
    say no to bike lanes

    bike lanes make it so hard to drive. half the time the bikers aren’t even in their lanes anyways so its not worth it. traffic is so slow. and the weather doesn’t permit bikers to bike every day anyway. we’re entering the winter!

    amsterdam
    Guest
    amsterdam

    first bike lanes whats next? marijuana in the shops?

    Bikes rock!
    Guest
    Bikes rock!

    Every block in the whole city should have bike lanes!

    go marty
    Guest
    go marty

    finally someone is speaking out bless you marty markowitz, for standing up to the libral mafia,

    bike accidents
    Guest
    bike accidents

    I saw two biking accidents last week, and asked the firemen who responded how often they happen- they said 1 or 2 every 24hrs- and that they are worse than car accidents because bikers almost always are without helmets and they don’t have air bags etc to protect them. And this was just one firehouse-imagine how many accidents happen around the city. Biking around Brooklyn is dangerous!

    For the Record-Its a Bad Idea
    Guest
    For the Record-Its a Bad Idea

    I like biking, everyone likes biking. That has nothing to with safety issues and ill-judged decisions. It is VERY difficult to see the bikers zipping past on your right when you are making a right turn especially at night. Empire and Kingston are no places for bike lanes!

    whats the issue
    Guest
    whats the issue

    after eating a pot load of cholent they need to bike ride

    More bike lanes please
    Guest
    More bike lanes please

    Marty, you fatty, you yourself should be on a bike. Look at Amsterdam and the Dutch – thin, healthy people. We should take an example from them and do less with cars except in snowy weather…

    Akiva
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    Akiva

    Why do you need bike lanes all over the city, like on every major street? Can someone please explain that to me?

    My 2 cents
    Guest
    My 2 cents

    I love cycling and believe that accommodations should be made for those who wish to cycle safely in the city.

    However, most cyclists disregard all traffic laws. They do not stop at lights, dart in and out of car lanes, and have become a genuine hazard to motorists and pedestrians.

    They’re out of control and need to be monitored, ticketed and fined just like car drivers.

    Marty is right on this one and I would urge him to ask the police to do their job to enforce the law so we can all be safer.

    To # 10
    Guest
    To # 10

    Think about it. More bike lanes = less pizza. It could be more pizza deliveries thoughs. Therefor more bike lanes = more pizza. Simple logic. #10 you figured out the square root of a 20 digit number. Who’s on first?

    Yeah Marty
    Guest
    Yeah Marty

    I agree with Marty. Empire Blvd. is an example where the new bike lanes are making for more traffic jams and slower moving traffic. It’s also taking away from parking which is scarce as it is. It is also dangerous, since bikers don’t stay in their lanes and drivers now have to look out for other cars and bikers as well.

    more bikes, less cars
    Guest
    more bikes, less cars

    the more people ride bikes, the less cars there are on the road. Therefore less traffic.

    rabbi k
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    rabbi k

    i ride my bike to touro college in flatbush now and its much safer to ride in my own lane. we need it all over. I got there in half the time it takes by mta. I feel much healthier and happier, now that I ride my bike. We should all stop relying on cars and paying enormous fares on
    MTA and dust off our bikes.

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