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Mayor Bloomberg Admits Shortcomings In Bike Lane Rollout

01/25/2011 10:18 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg admitted the city should have consulted with more residents before putting in some of the city's bike lanes.

"Bicycle lanes are one of the more controversial things, obviously," Bloomberg said. "Some people love 'em and some people hate them... It's probably true that in many of these cases we could do a better job and we're going to try to do that."

From the New York Post:

The Mayor made his comments after irate residents of the Rockaways heckled a top Transportation Department official who extolled their virtues at a town hall meeting.

Maura McCarthy, the Transportation Department's Queens Borough Commissioner, said she was very proud the city put bike lanes in the Rockaways. Her comments elicited merciless "boos" from meeting attendees.

"There is no easy answer in a world where we're not going to have more roads," Bloomberg said.

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