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Forced into Bike Lane?

Bike lanes can be awesome if done well - like the recent Hornby Bike lane (except for the 2 directions part). However, the idea that bikes are required to use the bike lane is insidious. Fortunately, I haven't seen that applied here, the VPD seem to be much more sensible than the NYPD. (I do remember Steve Balyi fighting a ticket in Victoria sucessfully, I doubt that even in NYC bikes required to use bike lane would hold up in court.) Nevertheless, this is an excellent and important video on the topic, even here. Among the automobile advocating general public there is certainly the sentiment that bikes should be "out of the way" in the bike lanes:

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