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Watch: Motorist Spits At Female Cyclist on Crescent Street Following Confrontation Over Bike Lane

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Oct. 2 2020 By Michael Dorgan 

Video footage has emerged of a motorist spitting at a female cyclist in Astoria Wednesday afternoon after the pair got into a heated confrontation.

In the video, which was shot and tweeted by the cyclist, the driver can be seen in the freshly-painted bike lane on Crescent Street blocking the pathway.

The cyclist who was riding in the two-way bike lane was forced to stop. She then faced the driver and began recording.

The driver is then seen in his white BMW sports car pulling out of the bike lane–before spitting out the window at the bicyclist. The driver can also be seen using a cell phone while driving.

The cyclist told the New York Post that the saliva hit her body and bike handlebars.

The incident garnered a response from State Sen. Mike Gianaris who said that the man’s actions were criminal.

“This is criminal conduct, and especially dangerous during the pandemic,” Gianaris tweeted.

“Bike lanes are here to stay. Get used to it.”

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Driver is an idiot who should be punished proportionately with his crime. But these lanes and double parked cars, and vehicles stopped for some reason – all these make driving on, say, service road of Queens Blvd a slalom competition where you have to go over those sticks, weave through “the gates”. It’s craze now!

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