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Although New Yorkers appreciate Mayor Bloomberg's effort to change the image of city streets through bike lanes and shares, most residents stick to yellow cabs or subways to navigate the crowded streets.

Bicycle lanes may be little more than painted stripes on concrete, but in New York City, they have become the stuff of lawsuits, neighborhood squabbles and tense debates over the proper role of government.

Now, six years after the Bloomberg administration began its controversial campaign to re-edit the city’s streetscape, adding 255 miles of bicycle lanes onto streets previously dedicated to automobiles, a hard-fought acceptance for the lanes may finally be at hand.

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Tags: bikes, nyc, traffic