The title is not an overstatement. Matt Seaton of the Guardian, picked up by PSFK, writes about how the fight over a bike lane in Brooklyn could change the fate of bike lanes everywhere, and possibly lead to bike hero Janette Sadik-Khan being thrown under a bus, so to speak.
And on her fate rests the whole future of transportation and traffic management public policy in the city of New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is under considerable pressure to admit that the lieutenant he once charged with delivering his own ambitious "greenprint" for a sustainable city, PlaNYC, has become a PR liability. If he now hangs Sadik-Khan out to dry, it will be a huge setback for PlaNYC, and a major reversal for progressive transport policy.
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