From the Restless:
The NYC DOT continues to do its best to run pedestrians off the Pulaski Bridge's only sidewalk. It was bad enough when the city turned the sidewalk into an official bike lane, but now -- in addition to more preschool illustrations and signage that promotes sharing... -- there's a thing in the turnout in the middle of the bridge that looks suspiciously like kids' playground equipment, below right. Or maybe the DOT wants to encourage lounging, and is going to install wi-fi and let a sidewalk waffle cart move in.
How can you expect people using a fast form of transport to slice safely through walkers, even if the biker is always calm and considerate? If all the decoration really works, why not let motorcycles use the sidewalk too? -- they're no wider than the shopping carts I've seen there.
Since it makes zero sense in any other way, the "bike lane" must be the result of a desire to connect the dots on the map of suburban bike lanes that cut through the Greed Belt of luxury condo towers along the Brooklyn / Queens waterfront.
How much has the DOT spent on this propaganda exercise? Why doesn't it quit insulting Pulaski pedestrians and go prettify, say, the Greenpoint Ave. Bridge (below right), further up Newtown Creek? Not enough luxury condos up there?
Wait, there's more to this insanity...From Miss Heather:
My buddy Bitchcakes (who took the above photograph) writes in an email entitled “UGH”:
>>>Have you seen this craptacular mess on the Pulaski Bridge? I don’t know when it went up, but I saw it today and I HATE IT!!!!!<<<
To answer your question, yes I have seen this “craptacular mess”. It would appear a number of people have. Many have questions about it, but few seem to like it.