Bike-Friendlier Streets. The quest for greener living and personal health is easier when New York's streets become safer for cyclists. Streetsblog shares the news that some new Bike Boxes are being painted on city streets. The boxes extend across the street, behind the pedestrian path, allowing cyclists to move in front of motorized traffic and safely turn left. The safer the streets are for cyclists, the more people will take up commuting by bicycle... We love that bicycles are taking a place ahead of cars, a step in the right direction! Via Streetsblog.