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Old 07-30-2019, 04:05 PM
 
Location: NYC
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This is why I rarely bike in the city. When I do I always watch out for doors and Jay walkers.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:25 PM
 
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I don't bike in the city because I don't feel the risk is worth it. I can always take the train or walk.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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Sad story, the streets are dangerous to be in anything other than a car.

I got doored a few years back, construction van parked on a hydrant, opened his door wide and I rode into it with my right shoulder area, moved my head fast enough not to smash ny face. Guy refused to call the cops while I laid there in pain, a passerby saw what happened and called himself, ambulance took me away, cops didnt even write out an incident report or anything.

Thankfully nothing was broken, got released hours later.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:41 PM
 
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I went for a company sales conference in The Netherlands, Amsterdam and over there is the opposite. Cyclist rule the city. The city was designed for cyclist. They have their own decent section to themselves.

NYC is not a city with cyclist in mind. Also, the cyclist themselves don't follow rational logic.

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...px8wFHoECA0QCw
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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When I worked in the city, I cannot tell you how many self-important cyclists and pedestrians I stared down at, having been hit by vehicles while listening to their explanations about how they were in the right. All I could ever do was shake my head, look over at the driver who was perfectly fine and ask, “Right or wrong, where did that get you?”
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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Bike supremacy’ is ruining the city :https://nypost.com/2019/07/27/bike-s...ning-the-city/(Bicycles account for just a tiny part of how New Yorkers get around, yet somehow the bike-brigade’s land grab goes on and on.

The latest is Mayor de Blasio’s “Green Wave Bicycle Plan,” dedicating $58.4 million to create another 80 miles of bike lines — more turf torn from cars and pedestrians.

The week before, he dropped plans to triple the number of Citi Bikes and more than double the program’s service area, even as other bike-share companies grab yet other parts of town.)
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:28 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I went for a company sales conference in The Netherlands, Amsterdam and over there is the opposite. Cyclist rule the city. The city was designed for cyclist. They have their own decent section to themselves.

NYC is not a city with cyclist in mind. Also, the cyclist themselves don't follow rational logic.

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...px8wFHoECA0QCw
I was in Shanghai years ago and bikes rule. It's almost like the tour de France. Here in NYC the streets is far too crammed too many delivery trucks and construction. Then you have Jay walkers everywhere and a lot of bikers go full speed and never brake for traffic or people.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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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
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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Couldn't have picked a better avenue?
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:48 PM
 
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when I walk, bikes and cars are entitled *******s

when I bike, peds and cars are entitled *******s

when I drive, peds and bikers are entitled *******s
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