I am new to the NYC region, and just recently found out that the LIE even has service roads! I was wondering how rideable the service roads are.
I.e. Can you actually get across the various interchanges on a bike? (Clearly if cars are expected to merge back onto the highway to ride across the interchange then that is a problem on a bike. Though I would be willing if the cops don't care...).
As part of this, I am curious how far the service road extends, that it is possible to ride. If there are known areas with issues, are there workarounds known?