I have a pet theory that the reason organizations like the Murdoch press are so dead-set against bike lanes or anything that makes cycling easier in New York City is because they know that, at some point in the future, the city will inevitably be forced to acknowledge the environmental and congestional factors choking its arteries and limit automotive traffic to such an extent that what remains on the streets will either be delivery vehicles or cabs, and anything they (organizations like the Murdoch press) can do to help forestall that day of reckoning is worth it to them, and also they hate cyclists, which is kind of a fair point because who doesn't, they (cyclists) are the kind of smug, self-righteous pricks who will happily run you down while they are riding against traffic and then look at you as if you are at fault. You know what? Fuck cyclists. But anyway, Awl pal Alex Pareene says that, bicycles aside, mass transit is doomed in the United States, so I guess it doesn't make much of a difference anyway. Also, "congestional" may not be a word.