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Old Today, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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LOL at these posts, great stuff.

E180th at Morris Park Ave would have been a great location for the CitiBikes, there's plenty of side walk space in front of the enormous 2&5 station.



especially the one on Gun Hill going towards Montefiore Children's Hospital, that's a killer.

ugh. yes.
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Old Today, 07:58 AM
 
Location: New York
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Are they going to improve the biking infrastructure in the Bronx? It’s been working well in Brooklyn and Manhattan for me when I’m not on my own bike, but years ago I biked through the Bronx and it was not great. I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, just that I really think infrastructure to support such is important.
Yes, this ^. I use Citibike frequently to get from GCT downtown and even with the Hudson bike path, getting back up to 42nd is a nightmare, I wouldn't even attempt the Bronx.

Most of the time there's vehicles obstructing or parked in the bike lanes so you get forced into the middle of traffic during rush hour, which most people who are casual commuters aren't going to be keen on and I don't blame them. The subway is terrible but the chance of death is significantly reduced (hopefully).
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Old Today, 10:03 AM
 
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I live in the Bronx. I like my boro. I want us to have nice stuff. But I gotta say, my neighborhood has the most ruthless and active bike thieves I've seen in almost 30 years of biking in NY. I don't even leave the bike on the street in daytime anymore. Last time I did, it lasted 2 hours on a well trafficked sidewalk and was stolen about 10 AM.
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Old Today, 10:22 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I wouldn't even dare to bike in Bronx. The amount of disrespect I see on the road you'll become another statistics.
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Old Today, 10:59 AM
 
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I also live in the Bronx, and just yesterday I saw some dude carry a citibike up into the subway station as I was walking down the station steps to go home.
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Old Today, 03:42 PM
 
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I live in the Bronx. I like my boro. I want us to have nice stuff. But I gotta say, my neighborhood has the most ruthless and active bike thieves I've seen in almost 30 years of biking in NY. I don't even leave the bike on the street in daytime anymore. Last time I did, it lasted 2 hours on a well trafficked sidewalk and was stolen about 10 AM.
I'm so lucky I live on Castle Hill and work on Gun Hill. When I bike I have the greenway that begins by the former site of the Whitestone theatre and take it directly to Pelham Pkwy then right to Gun Hill. I grew up biking every where in the Bronx. What area are you in ?
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Old Today, 04:44 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yes, this ^. I use Citibike frequently to get from GCT downtown and even with the Hudson bike path, getting back up to 42nd is a nightmare, I wouldn't even attempt the Bronx.

Most of the time there's vehicles obstructing or parked in the bike lanes so you get forced into the middle of traffic during rush hour, which most people who are casual commuters aren't going to be keen on and I don't blame them. The subway is terrible but the chance of death is significantly reduced (hopefully).
Yea, the city really needs to improve its biking infrastructure and actually enforce traffic violations. I think a carrot and stick can work with the carrot being expanding the curbside area near fire hydrants and bus stops to be delivery and pickup/dropoff services only, but then the stick is really cranking down on double parking.
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