I am not in favor of bike lanes on busy thoroughfares in New York City and the outer boroughs. I believe that bicyclists can get to where they are going riding on side streets, which are safer.
Since the mayor and our local council member, Karen Koslowitz, want to see bike lanes on Queens Boulevard, Junction Boulevard, and others major streets, I would like you to enact legislation that would require that all bicyclists must wear helmets.
Also, by law children over of the age of 13 must ride their bikes in the street and not on the sidewalk. We all are aware that teenagers are reckless and think nothing is going to happen to them. This puts car drivers in a very bad spot.
I would like legislation that would stop teenagers from riding in these bike lanes.
Both of these actions would save lives, and I hope that common sense would rule the City Council.
Drivers also need some consideration. I have seen my share of bicyclists that do not follow the law on the so-called “Boulevard Of Death.”