This young woman walking her bicycle at 34th Street and 8th Avenue caught my eye a few weeks ago.
I was looking at the photo today and noticed something in the distance. An SUV parked in the parking protected 8th Avenue bike lane, which happens to be illegal. Also notice in the photo, there is an NYPD officer directing traffic. Apparently, his vision didn’t extend beyond the intersection.
Adding to the irony: the vehicle parked in the bike lane was an Amtrack Police vehicle.
If you look even closer, on the back of the vehicle it says: “Protecting a Nation in Transit”. Yeah…right…by blocking a protected bike lane?