Meant to put this in my previous comment: we were walking across the Williamsburg bridge and saw a middle-aged probably Satmar man and woman walking towards Manhattan in the bike lane, not the pedestrian lane. The bike traffic across the bridge is heavy, and pedestrians in that lane make it unsafe for themselves and the cyclists. I saw a cyclist very nicely mention to the man and woman that they were in the wrong lane, but the man and woman might as well have been dear, they did not acknolwedge the cyclist's presence and just kept on along their path. OK, that's just one incident, and perhaps there was a language barrier, just wanted to share...
Hamas' Khaled Meshal met with Saeb Erekat in Qatar (Haaretz)
from the article: The bike project / Why do Haredim put the brakes on pedaling?