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Old 07-30-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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Agreed.

Amsterdam streets are ruled by cyclists and the public tram, you really have to watch where your walking out there. I witnessed a cyclist getting clipped by a truck.

As for Vietnam, I’ve never seen so much organized traffic while out there, a local told me they have 10million mopeds, 8million of which are registered. I don’t remember if that was for Saigon itself or the whole country, but it was impressive nonetheless.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:31 AM
 
Location: NYC
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^ There are places where bikes, cars, trucks, motorbikes, pedestrians all share the road but they have very few accidents. Check out Vietnam:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pG1x1dIEwCo
In Asia society people are not as entitled on the road. You can see people very competitive on the roads but they try to avoid each other.

In America you have alot of people that feel they have the right of way and they won't let an inch of courtesy or avoid someone. That's how accidents happen here. Too many stand your ground folks. This happens everywhere in America so someone will have to yield or else.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:05 AM
 
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If Anthony Weiner didn't self-destroy his career twice, he would be mayor and maybe have kept his promise of removing the bike lanes.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Gods country
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I was doored on 5th ave in the Slope....it really sucked.....
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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I doored a bike messenger on West 37th street once. He was riding with a can of beer in hand and he went sprawling out on the street along with his beer. We went at it a minute then we resolved the conflict like gentlemen and I bought him a new beer to continue on with his journey.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Earth
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biking in manhattan seems suicidual. I would like to bike in central park or around the island.


if they want more bike lanes, then they need to more subways and more regional rail. otherwise, people are going to take their cars and no amount of tolls are going to stop it
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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nyc wasnt designed for bikes to be riding in these streets like cars.


wanna ride a bike, ride in central park, or park trails, not on Broadway or 5th Ave....


reallY?????
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: New York
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nyc wasnt designed for bikes to be riding in these streets like cars.


wanna ride a bike, ride in central park, or park trails, not on Broadway or 5th Ave....


reallY?????
Was Amsterdam or any old city designed for bikes? Somehow, they figured it out.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:02 AM
 
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There are morons who do not check before they open their door for ANYTHING. I don't know how many times I have been driving and some idiot throws the door open and I have to slam on the brakes of my car.

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Was Amsterdam or any old city designed for bikes? Somehow, they figured it out.
I believe a place like Amsterdam is a lot smaller (square mileage) than NYC. If I biked to work from where I live it would be well over an hour and not nearly as flat as Amsterdam. No thanks, my knees can't take the hills.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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https://gothamist.com/2019/07/29/cyc...unset_park.php

This is why I rarely bike in the city. When I do I always watch out for doors and Jay walkers.

It is why I gave away 2 nice bikes.
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