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Old 12-07-2016, 11:23 PM
 
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I suppose the truck drivers could make deliveries riding Citibikes with giant packs attached to them.

Got to love how they create bike lanes for the environment. Hah! If there were no bike lanes, these bikers would be walking or taking public transportation, not driving. Meanwhile, giant trucks are stuck in traffic polluting the air.

Can't blame this one on the current Bozo mayor. It was the prior Bozo Mayor Bloomberg who got us into this mess.
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Old 12-08-2016, 02:27 AM
 
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The bike lanes were a mistake. They removed too much capacity.

Sometimes I'll be standing at an intersection, and in a given minute, tons of cars will flow by.

But in that same minute, the bike lane only has a trickle of bicyclists riding by. Sometimes I'll look down the bike lane, and for 10 blocks, it just looks like one big empty lane.

If that bike lane was a car lane, you'd be able to funnel more human beings per minute through a given area.

I'm also starting to dislike the bicyclists, because they ignore traffic lights, and ride the wrong way on one-way streets.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Anonimuso - DoomDan515 is correct. I am referring to double parkers. I see them all the time. As far as drivers running lights, you must be in a different neighborhood because I see it all the time in my part of Manhattan. I have even saved people's lives by yelling for people to stop as cars went through the red lights. I didn't see it much when I lived in Brooklyn or where I work down near the financial district probably due to the narrower roads.
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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GROTCD:
Get Rid of the Car Dummy.
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Bike lanes = Double park lanes.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:48 PM
 
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Anonimuso - DoomDan515 is correct. I am referring to double parkers. I see them all the time. As far as drivers running lights, you must be in a different neighborhood because I see it all the time in my part of Manhattan. I have even saved people's lives by yelling for people to stop as cars went through the red lights. I didn't see it much when I lived in Brooklyn or where I work down near the financial district probably due to the narrower roads.
Yes, double parking is a problem. There is a spot downtown Brooklyn right in front of Junior's that people like to double park in and it blocks the buses that pass there. If it were two lanes, it wouldn't be an issue, but it is a single lane so it's super annoying, especially in the morning.

As for running red lights, yes, I live in Brooklyn. But I also don't see why it would be more prevalent in Manhattan considering the amount of police and police vehicles you see in Manhattan. Unless the police just ignore it in your neighborhood. They don't in mine.
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