On the east side of Central Park West, on the side of the road heading north, is a narrow bike lane which I recently made use of.
Since there is only one bike lane for both sides of Central Park West, I figured it was OK to use it going south. It’s meant for bikes going in both directions, I said to myself. So I did.
This morning I rode up to Columbia going north on the same lane. A few blocks up, I saw a man on a bicycle riding south on it towards me.
An immediate warm flush of irritation coursed through my body as I saw him inconveniencing me by going the wrong way.
So much for rationality and world peace.