Last Updated on November 30, 2014 by Lawrence Berezin
A NYC street has become a maze of bike lanes, bus lanes, and travel lanes
Bike lanes and bus lanes are permanent fixtures on the roadways of New York City, and the Evil Empire has put them to work to raise money for our fair city. Parking rules and operating rules differ between bus lanes and bike lanes. For example, you cannot enter a bike lane to stop temporarily and drop off your Aunt Tilly. However, you can enter a bus lane to quickly drop off a passenger.
Here are some common mistakes we all make trying to navigate these lanes.
You don’t execute the first right hand turn after entering a bus lane
You are required to make the first right hand turn after entering a bus lane. If you continue through the first intersection you come upon, it’s a one way ticket to
You stand or park in a bus lane during hours of operation
This bad behavior will cost you a NYC parking ticket ranging from $115 to $150. Remember, bus lanes are enforced by increased police surveillance and bus lane cameras. Darth Vader is watching.
You don’t know the difference between “curbside” and “floating” bus lanes
A picture is worth…Well, you know.
Standing or parking at the curb are not allowed during hours of operation in a curbside bus lane.
You don’t know the purpose of a “mixing” zone in a bike lane
The picture thing again…
A “mixing” zone is a designated area between a normal travel lane and bike lane where you are permitted to make a turn across a bike lane.
You don’t know the purpose of a “floating” lane in a bike lane
Guess what’s coming?
A “floating” bike lane separates moving cars from bicyclists. These lanes are to be used for parking your chariot.
Do you learn better by watching?
All stakeholders in the streets of NYC must learn how to live together, safely.
Excellent Brochure, “Learn the Lanes” published by NYC. Simply click on the pretty button below (no email address necessary).