According to the Rules of the City of New York, Section 4-08 (E)(9): “It is against the law to park, stand or stop within or otherwise obstruct bike lanes.” Photo from Cops in Bike Lanes by Mikey Q
Last month a new Tumblr surfaced called Cops In Bike Lanes, that is dedicated to calling out NYPD officers obstructing bike lanes. The blog was featured at Gothamist recently and was begun by a NYC cyclist who often uses these bike lanes to get around.
These signs have started cropping up on streets all around Midtown.
What do you do when you are tired of the city lagging behind on a project that ensures the safety of many and can be easily accomplished by the citizens themselves? You forget the city and churn out some long-awaited bike lanes. As the Gothamist reports, members of the advocacy group Right of Way began to create a makeshift bike lane on 6th Avenue (from 42nd Street to Central Park) on Saturday.