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Old Yesterday, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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you gotta watch it crossing avenues and big streets in Manhattan nowadays
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Old Yesterday, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Yeap. I don't remember looking both ways on 1 way streets and avenues in the past, but I've had to in the last few years. I still feel bad for the cars on Clinton St in the LES. Traffic for no reason other than a 2 way bike lane that took out a lane. Worse is the construction that takes out a sidewalk, so it's used by walking pedestrians too. It's like artificial traffic congestion on a non-busy throughway.

There must be some heavy bicycle lobbyists that don't get much media attention, because it's really ridiculous.
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Old Yesterday, 06:49 PM
 
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Too many non-New Yorkers biking around the city these days. This ain't like biking up and down the dead end cul-de-sac that they grew up accustomed to.
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Old Yesterday, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Cycling in NYC should be illegal outside of parks.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
 
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I am an avid cyclist and I would never ride on the road or share the road with cars that is a cyclists legal right. My reason is that of selfishness since it’s dangerous enough driving in a car with that level of protection since many other drivers are careless, impatient and dangerous.

This has gotten exponentially worse since cell phones and texting while driving is still frequently happening, I see it all the time.

And yes, cyclists should be abiding by all of the laws that apply to drivers and ticketed when breaking those laws.
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Old Today, 06:54 AM
 
Location: JC
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The city was not designed to have bikes. There is no specific bike lane in which cars can't drive in or park at. Bikers are pretty bold to bike in traffic, against traffic or with traffic.

I can understand the appeal of biking in Central Park, Riverside park, the greenways of the West Side Highway or FDR.
There are bikes lanes on several Manhattan avenues. The city fails to protect the lanes from traffic and cops do little to enforce this.
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Old Today, 02:21 PM
 
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Bunch of responses, but no one dealing with my questions.
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Old Today, 02:50 PM
 
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Too many non-New Yorkers biking around the city these days. This ain't like biking up and down the dead end cul-de-sac that they grew up accustomed to.
Talk that talk G-Dale

I gave Reps.

Too many Lodi-dodies
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Old Today, 02:50 PM
 
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Bunch of responses, but no one dealing with my questions.
Yes. More bikers. That's why.
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Old Today, 05:28 PM
 
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Bunch of responses, but no one dealing with my questions.
You answered your own OP. That is an increased number of bike riders a causative relation to higher number of accidents and or deaths.

There are vastly more bike riders on streets of NYC today than ten or even twenty years ago. Many of them are concentrated in areas of high vehicular traffic (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens), which leads to increased density sharing same roads as motor vehicles. As the old saying goes "murder is bound to happen".
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