Protected Bike Lane Perhaps Now Gay Enough for Chelsea Main Drag


Remember this summer’s Dumbest Story, when some gay people in Chelsea opposed a protected bike lane on Eighth Avenue because it might make the street less, well, gay? Well, now the community board’s transportation committee has voted in favor of the lane after a bunch of supporters came out of the woodwork. Not that some business owners didn’t complain that the lane would make it hard for delivery drop-offs (which, in fairness, is a problem with bike lanes that has to be worked out). But of all places, isn’t Eighth Avenue the one where distributors learn how to drive on both sides of the street? [Chelsea Now]