Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
On October 17th, commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike comments on an article published by DNAinfo.com concerning the first protected bike lane on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the plans to extend it.
According to DNAinfo.com, in an effort to create safer bike lanes, Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee created a mile-long lane on Columbus Avenue along a curb of parked cars that separates cyclists from motorists. Although the article reveals that the lanes have stirred up debates, “dozens of cyclists and cycling advocates voiced strong, often emotional support for increasing the number and span of bike lanes in the neighborhood — and took CB7 to task for dragging its heels on the process of introducing more.” Advocates are hopeful to extend the Columbus Avenue lane as well as build an additional lane on Amsterdam Avenue, DNAinfo.com reports.
The DNAinfo.com article states that the bicycle advocacy group Upper West Side Streets Renaissance are stressing the importance of safer bike lanes and pushing for the extension. According to Jason Latty, Sales Manager for commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike, “Bicycle safety can’t continue to be ignored. It’s evident that cycling is growing increasingly popular which makes it important that infrastructure changes to keep cyclists safe. With the right changes motorists and cyclists should be able to share the streets peacefully and safely.”
Upper West Side Streets Renaissance will continue to fight for safer bicycle lanes, reports DNAinfo.com and according to group member Ken Coughlin, “What we get are pedestrian refuges. Cars are no longer able to cut the corners, and we don’t know how many lives that has already saved.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike offers a full line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.