Wouldn't it be great if biking in Queens were as nice as biking in Brooklyn? I mean, have you ever been there? It's not just about brownstones, trees, cool people, Coney Island, and good pizza.
They got bike lanes that actually go places. In-fucking-credible.
I don't mind waiting my turn... but ever wonder why?
Because tons more Transportation Alternative geeks live in Brooklyn. Duh.
Maybe being a T.A. member won't get you laid (Hell, maybe it will. I've never been to their parties). But it's those T.A. geeks who got the Manhattan Bridge good bike access. It's the fact that we in Astoria aren't cool enough and don't work hard enough. The Queensboro Bridge still abso-fucking-lutely guarantees that you WILL violate some traffic law while putting your life on the line. On both ends. Really.
I was thinking... is there any legal way a bike can head into Manhattan and not violate a traffic law. Really. Think about it. You're either running a red light or turning left from the right lane.
I guess you could go straight. I've actually never considered that.
I just want that gate to open again. You know, they way we all used to go. The direct way. The safe way. The one that didn't bother pedestrians on 1st Ave. I want this, you understand, not just for me, but for all the poor pedestrians who now have to climb over it. Why? For no fucking reason.
And then heading into Queens we all bike the wrong way down a one-way street while this empty safe traffic lane just sits there, mocking us.
I hate this shit.
Anyway, here's the point: There's a T.A. party in LIC October 20th. You should go. Really. Or just send them money. Why? Because the "I Bike Queens" Logo is actually kinda cool.
Here's the Facebook link.
And hey, if you do get laid, leave a comment here!