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Old Today, 10:14 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Why Is Bill De Blasio Trying to Kill Me? New York’s Mayor Claims to Be Progressive but Favors Drivers Over Bicyclists.

Pretty good article that sums up precisely the problem why so many cyclists die this year. Reason why I don't bike and have to be extra careful walking as a pedestrian. The bottom line is that pedestrian, cyclists, drivers are all competing against each other for less and less street and road space. The traffic is horrible and many drivers are becoming too impatient on the roads. Toss in another 10,000 uber drivers on the road and you have grid lock.
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Old Today, 11:57 AM
 
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The answer is easy. Just don't ride a bike. You're better off walking or on transit.

And I'd like to see them get rid of the bike lanes they've created.
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Old Today, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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The answer is easy. Just don't ride a bike. You're better off walking or on transit.

And I'd like to see them get rid of the bike lanes they've created.
Agreed. I absolutely hate how Deblasio panders to cyclists. In a city with such an extensive public transportation system, its completely unnecessary. These people can walk too, it's not like there's isn't sidewalks everywhere or anything.
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Old Today, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Hudson County NJ
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NYC is not a biker friendly town. End of story. Double parking, construction, gridlock, wrong way bikers, cars turning, pedestrians walking in bike lanes etc. It’s a hazardous and high risk way of getting around if you are not extremely cautious. Take it slow and police need to start ticketing more. It’s like a free for all on the streets.

Have we forgot the days before Bloomberg? We did fine without bike lanes and pedestrian plazas. Buses and subways moved a lot more efficiently back in the 90s. Cars today are a lot cleaner than they were back then as well.

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Old Today, 12:44 PM
 
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The answer is easy. Just don't ride a bike. You're better off walking or on transit.

And I'd like to see them get rid of the bike lanes they've created.
I stopped riding as often because it's too dangerous. But that's a shame because more bikes mean cleaner air and less cars. The bike lanes are always occupied by a vehicle unless it's situated behind parked cara. Plus you have the ebikes and bikes going the wrong way. Cops need to ticket ebikes and wrong way bikers.
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Old Today, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Old Today, 12:50 PM
 
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Agreed. I absolutely hate how Deblasio panders to cyclists. In a city with such an extensive public transportation system, its completely unnecessary. These people can walk too, it's not like there's isn't sidewalks everywhere or anything.
As a cyclist I can tell you no one panders to us. What can be done is utilize the public transportation system to help cyclists. Buses in other cities have the means to store the bike outside on hooks to allow commuters to allow connections to shorten trips for cyclists.
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Old Today, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Hudson County NJ
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As a cyclist I can tell you no one panders to us. What can be done is utilize the public transportation system to help cyclists. Buses in other cities have the means to store the bike outside on hooks to allow commuters to allow connections to shorten trips for cyclists.
Can you imagine bike hooks on nyc buses? Itíd be a disaster
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Old Today, 01:29 PM
 
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NYC is not a biker friendly town. End of story. Double parking, construction, gridlock, wrong way bikers, cars turning, pedestrians walking in bike lanes etc. Itís a hazardous and high risk way of getting around if you are not extremely cautious. Take it slow and police need to start ticketing more. Itís like a free for all on the streets.

Have we forgot the days before Bloomberg? We did fine without bike lanes and pedestrian plazas. Buses and subways moved a lot more efficiently back in the 90s. Cars today are a lot cleaner than they were back then as well.
Came here to say just that. It is not a bike friendly place.

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As a cyclist I can tell you no one panders to us. What can be done is utilize the public transportation system to help cyclists. Buses in other cities have the means to store the bike outside on hooks to allow commuters to allow connections to shorten trips for cyclists.
Ive seen these busses and I always laugh when the bike rack on the bus (ive only see it hold a max of 2 bikes) is full and the cyclist have to wait for the next bus, or next 4 busses lol
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Old Today, 01:51 PM
 
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Nothing worse than someone with a bike on a rush hour subway. Geeez, you got a bike ride the dang thing.
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