DIY Bike Lanes

On August 20th, a pedestrian named Sian Green — a British tourist — lost her leg at 49th Street and 6th Avenue in midtown Manhattan as a result of an incident involving a taxi and a cyclist. The event spurred on already ongoing debates about the place of bikes and cyclists in a city where bike use has been on the rise in recent years. Right Of Way, a bike advocacy group organized a DIY extension of the bike lane on 6th avenue past its current boundary, near where the August accident occurred. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Right Of Way’s Keegan Stephan, as well as Liz Patek, a local bike blogger.

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Right of Way on Facebook:
Twitter: @RightOfWayNYC

Liz Patek on WordPress:
Liz Patek on Twitter: @bikepeacenyc

Keegan Stephen on Twitter: @keegannyc

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