Hasidic Williamsburg Not Into Bike-Share Program

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A cyclist pedals along a dedicated bike lane in central Berlin on May 18, 2011. Bicycles are a much used way of travel around the mainly flat German capital and has a good network of dedicated bike lanes around the city. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The ultra-Orthodox Jewish community’s contempt for all things bike-related in Brooklyn unsurprisingly applies to the forthcoming bike-share stations, none of which will be located in south Williamsburg. Unlike the fight over the Bedford Avenue bike lane, they won this battle without much of a fight, although the talking points remain the same: “The women come through on bikes, and they’re not dressed properly,” one Hasidic resident explained. “They’re more naked than clothed.” Consider the war on denim cutoffs reignited for summer.

Hasidic Williamsburg Not Into Bike-Share Program