Hasidic Williamsburg Not Into Bike-Share Program

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.