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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.
Posted by Stephen Bauman on Mon Jan 2 22:03:55 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BrooklynBus on Mon Jan 2 21:26:10 2017.Yes I have but not recently. I do not remember encountering problems with turning cars.
Why don't you try to use the cycle path now. Driver turning behavior has become a lot more agressive since Lundy's was a destination.
If the decision was made just to accommodate cyclists with no consideration to traffic delays or emergency vehicles, then that was wrong.
Consideration was to how much delay the regulation would cause was taken into account. It was deemed acceptable for a recreational road.
The City could have turned Ocean Parkway into a limited access highway in the late 1960's early 1970's. NYC decided keeping Ocean Parkway as a recreational parkway was more important than any time savings that might be achieved.
You shouldn't base your decisions only on the needs of cyclists and pedestrians which is just what the city is now doing.
Nor should decisions be based solely on saving a few seconds for motorists.
When I used to drive through Downtown Brooklyn many years ago, I remember traffic enforcement agents allowing cars to override red lights during rush hours to reduce delays and move traffic. Most have since been reassigned to giving out parking tickets because the city us no longer interested in moving traffic.
Traffic enforcement agents used to be part of DOT. They have been transferred to the Police Department. Their training and deployment is now controlled by the police commissioner. If you feel both are less effective than in the "brownie" days, blame the NYPD.