Any New Yorker who bikes over the East River knows to avoid the Brooklyn Bridge unless you are traveling early in the morning, or late at night, outside of the busy tourism hours. Every other bridge has separate bike and pedestrian walkways, yet the 1883 Brooklyn Bridge has a narrow, shared path, and is constantly overcrowded with oblivious tourists. Despite clear lines drawn on the path complete with pictures and instructions on where to walk, tourists just can't help but migrate into the bike lanes, putting everybody at risk of a collision. In this frustrating video from YouTuber actionkid105, see what it's like to cross the Brooklyn Bridge from a biker's perspective.
The Citi Bike stock bell needs to be upgraded. The Brooklyn Bridge bike lane isn't respected by pedestrians and the city needs to fix the situation now. Delaying improvements is only asking for trouble.
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