Bike Lanes vs. Car Lanes

The objective of this study is to examine the issue of bike lanes vs. car lanes in New York City through the lens of urban sociology.

There is an ongoing battle in New York City between those who use bicycle lanes and those who drive cars. Chapter 1 of the work entitled "NYC Cycling" on integration of NYC's bicycle policy emphasizes the need for "integrated, rather than piecemeal, transportation planning." (Transportation Alternatives, 2009) Stated as well is the need for agencies to "work together" along with the bicycling community to bring about an improvement in conditions so that bicycling in New York City will increase. (Transportation Alternatives, 2009)

The work of Forester (1994) entitled "Bicycle Transportation: A Handbook for Cycling Transportation Engineers" reports that the first trouble occurring with bike lanes in New York City is the congestion that was caused and the demand for...
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