(Lauren Evans) Sixth Avenue through Midtown is among the city's most congested, nightmarish streets for cyclists. A bike lane there hasn't been officially sanctioned, but why slog through years of bureaucratic red tape and fiery community board meetings when you can just paint the damn thing yourself? So on Saturday, that's exactly what one cycling advocacy group did.
The members of Right of Way are best known for their controversial eerie memorials, dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians killed by motorists in which "no criminality was suspected." Now, following a horrific incident last month in which a cab severed a tourist's leg after getting in an altercation with a cyclist, a few enterprising activists are employing their paint in a new way: Vigilante bike lanes.