From the Daily News:
Manhattan: "Letter of the Law" (editorial, Aug. 12) reported instances of bike riders going the wrong way on the Manhattan Bridge during a construction detour. Doing so is wrong and dangerous, and we hope New Yorkers will heed our ad campaign, "Don't Be a Jerk," and call out the rogue riders. With social pressure, better signs and engineering and increased enforcement, we can encourage more cyclists to follow the rules of the road. Walking away from bike lanes that New Yorkers overwhelmingly support, and that help make streets 40% less deadly for pedestrians, would be a bridge too far.
Commissioner, N.Y.C. DOT
Hey Janette - How do bike lanes make the streets safer for pedestrians? I thought the biggest threat was cars. And on the Manhattan Bridge, which was the subject of the editorial, cars and pedestrians don't mix. Oh and one more thing: have you noticed the condition of our streets lately?