EWreckedSean: 1) Any speed unreasonably below or above the speed limit causes accidents2) Dipping out into the opposing lane of traffic to get around bicyclists causes accidents3) Focusing on not hitting the slow moving bicyclist causes your focus to be diverted from everything else around you, causing accidents.
SkittleBrau: Since bicyclists are traffic, how can they impede themselves?
SkittleBrau: the garbage truck making numerous stops; the mail truck making numerous stops; the school bus making numerous stops; road crews and utility crews blocking lanes and slowing/stopping traffic; the idiot driver on their phone who is oblivious to everything around them and holding you up... did I forget anybody? And of all these obstructions, which one is the easiest one to get around?
SkittleBrau: A bicyclist who is obeying the law is not causing you any trouble or grief,
Rapmaster2000: The_Sponge: Does San Francisco still have that regular bike protest where a bunch of them get together and intentionally block traffic?/Saw that on the way to a Giants game back in '00.What city doesn't have that?
The_Sponge: Does San Francisco still have that regular bike protest where a bunch of them get together and intentionally block traffic?/Saw that on the way to a Giants game back in '00.
Worst_Login_Ever: jehovahs witness protection: So people on bikes have to buy tags and pay taxes now?Which I do. On my car(s). And I pay taxes too. What's your point? You assume that if someone rides a bike they clearly don't have a car or pay taxes.
TsukasaK: Except most of them (around here at least) can't be arsed to do that.
Headso: Barges can move 1 ton of cargo 576 miles for the same amount of fuel as it takes a rail car to carry the same amount of cargo 413 miles, and a truck to haul it 155 miles.We should be getting away from trucks to haul goods.
EWreckedSean: \The number of people who could reasonably replace a car with a bike is almost zero.
o5iiawah: Good luck convincing the teamsters, AFL-CIO, and UAW of that one. You'd end up in the other endzone of the meadownlands
TsukasaK: if you get in my way, yes, I will rev my engine, honk the horn, flip the bird, and generally go out of my way to indicate a great deal of displeasure with your inconsiderate actions.
DukeBabe: Did you back up and hit her?/that would be a cool story, bro.
CapitolG: it is a multi city group called "Critical Mass"Or as I like to call them, Critical Ass.
Ashtrey: I'll slow down for cyclists, mainly because I dont' trust them. But you bike-riding farkers should remember that even if you have the right-of-way that doesn't change physics. So my car is bigger, meaner, and hits harder. So while yes I'm looking out for you guys, don't forget to look out for cars too.
jaytkay: And I laugh and wave at you. I'll be happily cycling
Erik_Emune: Au contraire, they're great individual transportation. Cheap and simple, can be parked in 1/20th the space of a car. Provides a bit of exercise as well. Just takes some traffic planning.
Poowaddins: If bicyclists start driving with the flow of traffic, rather than against, and stop behaving as if stop signs and traffic lights are optional for bicycles only, THEN I'll have absolutely no problem with it.Start enforcing the laws which already exist in many municipalities when it comes to bicycle travel; most cops around here ignore them./Almost splattered a bicyclist in Missoula, MT at "Malfunction Junction"//I had the green; he ran across 5 lanes of traffic///He got splattered by a garbage truck; sadly, he survived
Poowaddins: ///He got splattered by a garbage truck; sadly, he survived
The_Sponge: BTW, where the Farker who said I was a horrible person for commuting 11 miles (round trip) in my car?
TsukasaK: As it stands, if you get in my way, yes, I will rev my engine, honk the horn, flip the bird, and generally go out of my way to indicate a great deal of displeasure with your inconsiderate actions.
DukeBabe: How about no?Oh, were you being funny?
incrdbil: Except when it rains, or snows, hails, or is icy. Or at night. Or when its very cold or very hot. Or when you have a moderate amount of stuff to bring with you.
schattenteufel: The_Sponge: BTW, where the Farker who said I was a horrible person for commuting 11 miles (round trip) in my car?I commute less than that, round trip. So I must be even horribler.
DukeBabe: The SpongeOne time I drove past some high school girls doing that, so I honked and told them to get out of the road.//One of the little biatches had the nerve to give me the finger.///Not really a cool story bro.Did you back up and hit it?/that would be a cool story, bro.
JohnAnnArbor: Why this at the FEDERAL level? That's supposed to be interstate commerce, right? Is there a whole lot of interstate commerce done by bike?
thebigfingerbang: so let me get this straight.i can't drive an ATV with an engine and lights on the road, but bikes are treated the same as motorized vehicles?i've been hit by cars twice while riding a bike around (i'm in a college town, so shiatty drivers and poor infrastructure with no bike lanes are the norm) and i think that's a pretty damn good reason why bikes don't belong on the road. it's like a super, super-super dangerous motorcycle... dangerous in that it has GREATLY reduced visability and the capabilities for fast acceleration to get away from cars just isn't there. my only defense is my bike's mobility, and i take full advantage of my mountain bike's ability to hop curbs and ride on sidewalks. anybody that seriously thinks bikes belong on a road with cars is either stupid or has never ridden a bike on a road, or both. people just don't pay attention well enough to protect the safety of bike riders.
TheWizard: I'd love to ride a bike to work. But I also have to wear a suit to work. The elements really conspire against me in that regard.I also live 11 miles from my office, so it's on the border of commutable by bicycle (from what I understand, I haven't tried it).
jehovahs witness protection: So people on bikes have to buy tags and pay taxes now?
doubled99: North Americans could learn a lot about efficient transportation from Europe and Asia.AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Billy Ligue: The reason for all the Bike Hate has to be those asshole "Critical Mass" riders...
wambu: Headso: Barges can move 1 ton of cargo 576 miles for the same amount of fuel as it takes a rail car to carry the same amount of cargo 413 miles, and a truck to haul it 155 miles.Let's get started on the coast-to-coast canal.We should be getting away from trucks to haul goods.Agreed. Trucks clog the roads and their weight destroys the infrastructure. They promote crime and prostitution at truck stops and rest areas. And they smell bad and pollute the air. And they provide flexibility that rail, barge and air transport can't. So let's replace trucks with something better. Wait, ...
the7thcircle: EWreckedSean: \The number of people who could reasonably replace a car with a bike is almost zero.Yep, because here in 'Merika we needs our cars!Wait..what?
Bigtimmy: I hate people who walk in the road when there is a sidewalk for them.
This: I wanna see you do this with a school bus full of 5-year-olds.
Fark_Guy_Rob: When you go to the DMV and take the bicycle riders test to get your bicycle license and have your state mandated bicycle insurance; we can talk about equality.
ShadowkahnCRX: Bikes are already granted the same rights (and responsibilities, which most bikers ignore) as cars on surface streets.
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