Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Photo: New York St. Bike Lane

I'm unsure about the purpose of this sign but I noticed it at the Southeast corner of New York and West over the weekend. It's clearly oriented to the sidewalk so my only thought is that it's a warning to pedestrians that the area immediately beyond the curb is the future New York bike lane -- look closely on the pavement and you'll see "BIKE LANE" spray painted. If so, however, the sign is oddly offset well to the right of the New York pedestrian crossing (off the left edge of this photo).

Photobucket

4 comments:

Jason266 said...

When the bike lane is finally painted in, all of those signs will be turned 90 degrees to face the road.

CorrND said...

Ahhhh, that makes sense. I couldn't for the life of me figure what the point was for the sign to face the sidewalk.

thundermutt said...

The funny thing is...much further east, the signs are installed correctly and bagged with a trash bag. It's probably cheaper to cut a bag off than to send two guys and a truck out to physically move the sign.

Jason266 said...

Most of the trash bagged signs are on phone poles or other existing poles that can't be moved.