I can take my bike on the subway, any time of day, any car!*
So that almost makes up for the fact that bike lanes appear to serve the following multiple functions:
1) wandering pedestrian lane
2) random wheely pushcart/hotdog vendor lane
3) double parking area
*as long as I respect these rules:
You risk eviction or fine when you violate the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Chapter 21, Section 1050, governing the conduct of the public in using the transit facilities. In particular, rule 1050.9 (g) deals with bulky items like bicycles:
No person may carry on or bring to any facility or conveyance any item that:
A. Is so long as to extend outside the window or door of a subway car, bus or other conveyance, or
B. Constitutes a hazard to the operation of New York City Transit, interferes with passenger traffic, or impedes service, or constitutes a danger or hazard to other persons.
You risk eviction or fine when you violate the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Section 1050.7 (k) covering disorderly conduct which states in part:
No person on or in any facility or conveyance shall:
Commit any act which causes or may tend to cause injury or harm to oneself or to any other person including, but not limited to riding a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, in-line skates or any self-propelled or motor-propelled vehicle.
Rule 1 is my favorite.
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