Thursday, November 9, 2017
Beware of the Bayside bike lane
Parents in Bayside are concerned a bike line directly in front of their children's' school may be dangerous for their kids.
"What about the safety of the 500 kids who are dropped off and picked up everyday? Buses will have to park in the middle of the street. Someone will get hurt," said Edna Harris, a concerned grandmother of a PS 213 student.
Harris' grandson is one of 60 students living with autism who attend class at the school building.
"It's the only school that would have a bike lane in front of it in the City. It doesn't make sense to anyone," said Assemblywoman Nily Rozic.
The bike lane creates a 12-foot barrier between the bus and curb, said Councilmember Barry Grodenchik.
"That's a big distance for a kid," said Grodenchik.
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