Motor vehicle travel on New York City's streets is so yesterday, suggests the satirical cartoonist Bruce McCall.
"Those bike lanes eating up one or two traffic lanes were only a start," cartoonist/illustrator Bruce McCall says in a short, droll New York Times op-ed piece about possible future trends on New York's streets.
How about a "skateboard/scooter/Segway lane"? asks McCall.
A runner/jogger lane?
A bridle lane?
A baby stroller lane (it would convert to a "dog-walking lane" between 2 and 6 a.m.)?
In all, McCall, who has made a career of lampooning every kind of excess in architectural and automobile styling, sees the possibility for slicing the streets into "seven lanes serving almost every purpose except driving."
Excess, he suggests in his opinion piece and an accompanying illustration, has taken to the streets.