New York City: Bike lane battle rages on in Manhattan amid L-train drama (War on Car Watch)

The 14th Street Coalition, which represents blocks associations and sued to stop the L train shutdown, is asking the city to remove the bike lanes and abandon a plan to turn 14th Street into a busway with a ban on traffic.

Red bus lanes have already been painted on 14th Street and new signs prohibiting turns installed. Some bus stops were also relocated.

Paul Mulhauser, a member of the coalition’s steering committee, said the changes were no longer needed and the city and MTA should return “normalcy” to 14th Street.

“They committed to making all of this temporary,” he said.