Dear Editor (Forum West):
The other day my mother, who can barely walk because of bad knees, was getting out of my car in front of my home. I helped her to the door, with my daughter sitting in the front passenger seat, when a traffic brownie pulled up and gave me a $115 ticket for being in a bike lane.
Well excuse me, I did not ask for a bike lane to be put in front of my house. What idiot politician put these bike lanes in, thereby wasting tax money? Unfortunately, there is a stupid bike lane in front of my home. As matter of fact, if a passenger in a car opens their door to get out and a biker is coming, the biker will run into the person.
When the Howard Beach Community Board (CB10) starts up again in September, this is the first thing on the agenda. We should all get signatures to do away with these bike lanes on the side streets of Howard Beach.
This is another ploy for the government to be Communist.
How about this from the Rockaway Wave from last November:
A City Council Resolution cosponsored by City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., in anticipation that DOT would eventually install bike lanes in Rockaway, asked that community boards be given significant input to bicycle lane proposals.
The proposition was never presented to Community Board 14 for input and proceeded forward anyway.