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    There is a pedestrian/bicycle path on the Queensboro Bridge. Or did you mean separate ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    There is a pedestrian/bicycle path on the Queensboro Bridge. Or did you mean separate ones?
    Where is it?

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    I ride across often...
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    Ahhh, you beat me to it, SM!


    The North Outer Roadway was converted into a permanent pedestrian walk and bicycle path in September 2000.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensboro_Bridge


    http://katiessweatylife.wordpress.co...nsboro-bridge/

    Clearly marked instructions that some people ignore .


    http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/10/1...-in-manhattan/

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    I've walked across that. It's not enjoyable because you have to look over your shoulder every five seconds. I do not consider that a pedestrian pathway.

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    They really should consider turning that single outer lane on the bridge's south side (back?) into a pedestrian walkway. It also has one of the best views of the skyline anywhere -- where the city seems to rise like Oz. The LIC community board could successfully push for this given the amount of development slated around Queens Plaza.

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    I don't mind the walk coming from Queens until you get near 1st. Ave. Then it becomes a free for all until you can get to a sidewalk.

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    Speeding bikes and pedestrians don't really mix well in a tight pathway like that, especially after that horrible accident in Central Park a few weeks ago, where a lady pedestrian died after getting hit by a bicyclist.

    The Brooklyn Bridge is another one where both pedestrians and bicyclist have to dodge each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    Speeding bikes and pedestrians don't really mix well in a tight pathway like that, especially after that horrible accident in Central Park a few weeks ago, where a lady pedestrian died after getting hit by a bicyclist.

    The Brooklyn Bridge is another one where both pedestrians and bicyclist have to dodge each other.
    Bikes should be banned from the Brooklyn Bridge , its way to congested for them...

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    Bikes should be banned from the Brooklyn Bridge , its way to congested for them...
    NO- It would be better if those clueless walkers were made to stay within the walking lane, and not meander all over the bike zone as well.

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    I second that. NYC bikers are perfect angels, after all. They never run red lights and always yield to pedestrians.

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    I never said that either ...but no denying that on the Brooklyn bridge, pedestrians have all but taken over the bike lane.

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    It's too narrow, with way to many tourists. I walked it recently. There's too much pedestrian traffic to keep the lane separation.

    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    NO- It would be better if those clueless walkers were made to stay within the walking lane, and not meander all over the bike zone as well.

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