From the Daily News:
Pamela Smith of Greenpoint looks over her shoulder when she walks over the Pulaski Bridge - but the hit man she fears is no thug or hired gun.
“I’m fearful of getting hit by a cyclist,” said Smith, 53, who has walked over the bridge to get to the No. 7 line in Long Island City — and her print job in Manhattan — since 1989.
With conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists now common on the bridge, riders and community leaders from Queens and Brooklyn are joining forces to urge city officials to address the “dangerous” situation.
Cyclists are supposed to dismount and walk their bikes along the narrow pedestrian walkway — or ride with traffic.
But since the traffic lanes don’t have a shoulder, all but the most courageous cyclists opt for the pedestrian pathway, an important link to the No. 7 line for Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents.