2011-11-18 / Letters

Not Unwanted In Breezy

The following letter was sent in response to a letter printed in last week’s Bag of Mail. Dear Dr. Douglas and Jane Frank,

May I please begin that I am a resident of Breezy Point. I would like to respond to your inquiry concerning the “unofficial” sign to the entrance of our community. The sign is NOT unofficial. It comes directly from the City of New York.

While you are 100 percent correct in that the main road is a city road, the bike lane is not. The bike lane “officially” ends at the gate. If you would like to continue on your “picturesque and enjoyable” ride you may of course ride on the City street.

Or you could do as we do in Breezy Point and ride along Gateway. The sides of our street are SHOULDERS and are used for school buses dropping off children, the elderly riding their electric wheelchairs, for people to stand in while waiting to cross the street and for any car dropping or picking up passengers. A shoulder on ANY city street in the five boroughs is NOT a bike lane.

You are not unwanted. You are however, expected to follow and obey the legal signs. This is a small community and we take the safety of our families very seriously.

So please, enjoy your bike ride in a legal and safe way as I am sure any good doctor or lawyer would tell you.


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