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(LA Times)   City of LA: "How about bright green bike lanes downtown for improved bicyclist safety?" Location scouts: "How about no?"   (latimes.com) divider line 39
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2013-04-02 09:44:06 PM
6 votes:
Aren't all "LA" scenes shot in Vancouver at this point anyway?
2013-04-02 10:11:50 PM
5 votes:
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Copenhagen has grade/curb separated bike lanes with separate stoplights for bikes. Americans are horribly behind when it comes to this sort of thing.
2013-04-02 09:36:45 PM
4 votes:
Maybe try filming in the actual city being portrayed.
2013-04-02 07:09:48 PM
4 votes:
I'm no video expert.  Can't they do a little "green screen" special effects to get rid of that green bike lane?
2013-04-02 10:10:04 PM
3 votes:

titwrench: When they start to require cyclists to register their bikes and help contribute tax dollars to the maintenance of the roads


...and that's where you started looking like an idiot.  Most cyclists own cars.  They buy gas for cars which is taxed to maintain the road.  Understand?

/the next lesson involves the fact that the original reason roads were paved with asphalt was for cyclists, not cars, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.
2013-04-02 10:04:23 PM
3 votes:

Superjew: TaterTot_HotDish: this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them

No, it's an example of moviemakers who spend millions of dollars in the area by using it for location filming pointing out that the green paint obstructs that purpose.  Hyperbole much?


No, I don't think my statement was hyperbolic.  In my observation, people who have millions of dollars generally do think the world revolves around them.

Sorry I called them assholes, though - they're really more like insensitive jerks.
2013-04-02 09:50:43 PM
3 votes:

ZAZ: I thought paint was too slippery for bicycles. There are plastic coatings, but they are expensive to cover an area as opposed to a line.


I've ridden on this kind of green paint (they're misinformed when they say 'it doesn't exist in any other city' - yes, it does, idiots), and it has sand or something added to it to give it some grit.  But it's still a bit slipperier than asphalt.

Also, this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them and don't mind sacrificing some non-celebrity bicyclists if it keeps their movie budgets lower.
2013-04-02 09:41:06 PM
3 votes:
Maybe they should start realizing LA isn't the only city on the world.
2013-04-02 07:54:10 PM
3 votes:
"We spend so much time fighting to keep filming in the city and to keep the city film-friendly, and when something like this happens, we can't take it lightly,'' Duffy said in an interview. "We're in a crisis mode, and every one of these little things just puts us more into a crisis."

Looks like failed screenwriters can become location scouts.
2013-04-03 01:11:30 AM
2 votes:

RabidJade: They are also using a untaxed, unregulated vehicle on a roadway which was changed to accommodate them (all the fancy lines, curbs, and other paint for bicycle lanes/trails costs money you know).


Don't forget the pedestrians. Just think how much is spent maintaining sidewalks that are used by freeloaders who pay NO shoe tax!

WHEN WILL THE CLASS WARFARE END?!
2013-04-02 10:11:52 PM
2 votes:
this is 100% bullshiat. Calling it out now.

Why? When they want something to look period, they throw town tarp that looks convincingly like whatever happens to be period and you'd never know. It's incredibly easy to hide the "look" of a flat green strip.

This is another "Hollywood doesn't like change if it doesn't benefit them because they're the equivalent of the old people who protest gay marriage".
2013-04-02 10:11:24 PM
2 votes:

titwrench: TaterTot_HotDish: ZAZ: I thought paint was too slippery for bicycles. There are plastic coatings, but they are expensive to cover an area as opposed to a line.

I've ridden on this kind of green paint (they're misinformed when they say 'it doesn't exist in any other city' - yes, it does, idiots), and it has sand or something added to it to give it some grit.  But it's still a bit slipperier than asphalt.

Also, this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them and don't mind sacrificing some non-celebrity bicyclists if it keeps their movie budgets lower.

More like the entitled cyclists want the scenery to change to suit them. The Hollywood types want to keep everything the same. When they start to require cyclists to register their bikes and help contribute tax dollars to the maintenance of the roads then the cyclists can have some say as to how the roads are used until then shut the fark up and get out of the way.


I read TFA and didn't see anything about the city cyclists insisting on it. It read to me that the city painted the street to improve cyclist safety, the city saw a marked decrease in accidents and thus decided it was a good idea to re-paint it.
2013-04-02 10:08:25 PM
2 votes:

SuburbanCowboy: As if they couldn't easily fix this. Normal every day shots on tv shows still have green screen.

http://youtu.be/clnozSXyF4k


Doubleplus ^this^. Only amateurs actually film on real streets.

Here's an early clip from Star Wars Episode VII. The effects haven't yet been completed:

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2013-04-02 10:04:44 PM
2 votes:
FTA:"...  and makes it harder for L.A. to do what it does best: play other cities. "

I don't think anyone believed that those palm trees were native to Cleveland, but you can keep telling yourselves you were doing a good job.
2013-04-02 09:55:25 PM
2 votes:

TaterTot_HotDish: this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them


No, it's an example of moviemakers who spend millions of dollars in the area by using it for location filming pointing out that the green paint obstructs that purpose.  Hyperbole much?
2013-04-02 09:52:15 PM
2 votes:
They don't like em? I say double em.
2013-04-02 09:49:15 PM
2 votes:
Thank god I live in a place (Nebraska) with enough parks and undeveloped land that the bike paths can cut through safe, quiet areas with almost nothing around instead of inches away from multi-ton hunks of metal going 2-3 times faster than you.
2013-04-02 09:41:31 PM
2 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: Duffy said in an interview. "We're in a crisis mode, and every one of these little things just puts us more into a crisis."


Oh, FARK!  A crisis in Hollywood!
2013-04-02 07:13:10 PM
2 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: I'm no video expert.  Can't they do a little "green screen" special effects to get rid of that green bike lane?


Probably, but it's still a pain in the neck and even though it's cheaper these days, it's still an added expense.
2013-04-05 06:34:58 AM
1 votes:

kapaso: titwrench: Uchiha_Cycliste: RabidJade: Dwight_Yeast: ...and that's where you started looking like an idiot.  Most cyclists own cars.  They buy gas for cars which is taxed to maintain the road.  Understand?

/the next lesson involves the fact that the original reason roads were paved with asphalt was for cyclists, not cars, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

They are also using a untaxed, unregulated vehicle on a roadway which was changed to accommodate them (all the fancy lines, curbs, and other paint for bicycle lanes/trails costs money you know). Also you last fact is probably wrong.

You don't think there's sales tax on bikes?

Sales tax? Really? I paid sales tax on my AR-15 too does that mean I can set up a shooting range on main street? If that is your argument shut the fark up. Sorry but the extra $20 you spent on your Schwinn doesn't give you Carte Blanche to clog up the streets.

You should vent your anger in person, bicyclists have a special gathering where frustrated motorists like yourself can talk to the cyclists about their concerns. Just keep an eye out for the next critical mass ride and don't forgot to be as big an asshole IRL as you are on the Internet.


I'm disappointed in Critical Mass. It started as a good idea but has long since become a self-defeating event. In a lot of ways I consider it to be like PETA, MADD and the Sierra Club. All of these groups started as good ideas with noble goals and have all lost sight of what they were trying to accomplish. Critical Mass started with the intention of getting people's attention and educating them about what rights cyclists have in addition to drawing people's attention to the fact that there are in fact cyclists on the road, with every right to be there. Now a days all they do is piss people off and instead of making the streets safer for cyclists they are more dangerous. sigh,
2013-04-03 07:31:05 AM
1 votes:

MrEricSir: [img844.imageshack.us image 510x318]

Copenhagen has grade/curb separated bike lanes with separate stoplights for bikes. Americans are horribly behind when it comes to this sort of thing.


Just watch out for the gargoyles.
2013-04-03 04:47:05 AM
1 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Ima4nic8or: Screw the crying, multi-millionaire, movie execs.  Is a city really supposed to plan its transportation around filming? Puhleeze.  What is the priority here?  A somewhat livable city with good transportation or a play ground for movie directors?


The city's priority is also to provide jobs.  The green painted lane don't just "screw multimillionaire execs" and movie directors don't use the downtown as a hobby or "playground" as you term it.  Actually, it interferes wit a business which provides work to lots of people who aren't multimillionaire movie execs.  I note you live in CA... maybe you've seen a film production or actuallty been on a set.


How about moving one street over.
2013-04-02 11:45:04 PM
1 votes:

Brick-House: Paint them bright red so we won't notice the blood when these pretentious assholes get run over.


So now riding a farking bicycle is pretentious? Really?
2013-04-02 11:22:42 PM
1 votes:
Location scouts 2020: The city needs to paint the bike lanes green so they match the bike lanes in other cities. Leaving them the same color as the rest of the road makes it hard for LA to fill in for other cities.
2013-04-02 10:55:38 PM
1 votes:
Bike lanes. There are far more ways to do them wrong than to do them right. And urban planners seem to be intent in finding and implementing each and every one of those wrong ways.

/and then there are the movie guys...
2013-04-02 10:52:43 PM
1 votes:

Superjew: TaterTot_HotDish: this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them

No, it's an example of moviemakers who spend millions of dollars in the area by using it for location filming pointing out that the green paint obstructs that purpose.  Hyperbole much?


Sorry, there are parts of this city besides the 12 blocks in this story. they'll get over it. It's a classroom example of urban sprawl, I'm sure they can do the same in a different part of town.
2013-04-02 10:51:54 PM
1 votes:
You know what?  F*ck'em.  Paint the road.
2013-04-02 10:11:02 PM
1 votes:
These don't exist in any other city? Dumbasses have never been to Portland, apparently.
2013-04-02 10:07:02 PM
1 votes:
Couldn't the production company paint it concrete-asphalt grey for a few days, then back to green when they're done shooting?  Molehill meet mountain.
2013-04-02 10:01:44 PM
1 votes:
Green pavement? So like I could set up a picnic spot and eat lunch? Or maybe have my dog crap on since its green and not bother picking it up because nature and compost into the green pavement grass.

Paint parts of roadway green so bicycle people stay on it and stop swerving all over the lane of traffic and basically impeding traffic flow which is a ticket offense.
Get caught three times and impound the bicycle.
Use another bicycle and take a trip to jail for being a bicycling asshole.
2013-04-02 10:00:02 PM
1 votes:
As if they couldn't easily fix this. Normal every day shots on tv shows still have green screen.

http://youtu.be/clnozSXyF4k
2013-04-02 09:59:27 PM
1 votes:
Funny how some Hollywood nativists get this way, protecting LA's film industry as if it wasn't 50% porn. Lobby your damned government for incentives, not injunctions.
2013-04-02 09:59:25 PM
1 votes:

CruJones: Maybe try filming in the actual city being portrayed.


I take it you're volunteering to pay, on every project, for the airfare for the cast, the gas and 18-wheelers for the equipment, the extra money for the crew for the extra days in travel and setup, the lodging and food (nobody can go home at night), etc., etc.?
2013-04-02 09:48:45 PM
1 votes:
Last I knew, LA's purpose in life was not to be an exclusive shooting location for Hollywood. Maybe they need to GTFO & GBTW somewhere that is else.

/apparently not only is Hollywood out of ideas, they are out of locations as well
2013-04-02 09:46:35 PM
1 votes:
You should not bike in LA the air quality is not safe for exercise.
If you go somewhere you should drive.
2013-04-02 09:42:44 PM
1 votes:
LOL crisis.
2013-04-02 09:41:48 PM
1 votes:
They'll get over it.

www.globalrhetoric.com

Or not.
2013-04-02 09:37:20 PM
1 votes:
I don't understand... how hard could it be to get rid of a bright green object in post?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-02 08:05:51 PM
1 votes:
I thought paint was too slippery for bicycles. There are plastic coatings, but they are expensive to cover an area as opposed to a line.
 
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