Last Tuesday, Laura and Giovanni Battistini witnessed a car running over their dog, Luigi, on the *West Promenade. Thursday, following media coverage sparking community outrage,
Roosevelt Island promenades reflect the traditional intent: They are there for walking, but times change. Other users, especially bikes, share the space. This raises a lot of issues, from safety to comfort, and we’re offering a poll, asking your opinion.
Suddenly, this weekend, RIOC got tough on bikes, but their bold initiative counts only if they’re parked. And just as the state agency’s befuddled over bike safety, this step comes with its own WTF factor.