2008_08_bikedismount.jpgDowntown Express takes a look at that half-mile pedestrian walkway at West Street, where, due to construction, cyclists are supposed to dismount and walk their bikes from Chambers Street to Albany Street. Unsurprisingly, pretty much nobody obeys the rules, and last month a cyclist reportedly hit a woman in the leg on purpose after she yelled at him and his buddies to walk their bikes. Now one community board member is talking about requiring licenses for cyclists. But Dennis Graff, a steamfitter at a nearby construction site, insists pedestrians are overreacting: "'What do you want, a four-lane highway? People are crybabies.' Then he hunched over, imitating a little old lady, and called out in a creaking voice to the cyclists on the path: 'You’re going too fast, sonny!'"