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(NYPost)   New York City's wealthiest still have what it takes to keep socialist bike-sharing programs out of their neighborhoods. God bless America   (nypost.com) divider line 182
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2013-06-23 07:08:15 AM  
Bike sharing is fine for New York.  It is not fine for Jew York.

Discuss.
 
2013-06-23 07:16:41 AM  
Maybe what enables them to organize and get things done politically also makes them money.  I refer of course to Jews' ritual sacrifice of Christian children.
 
2013-06-23 07:19:13 AM  
Well, the Hasidic  community seems to object on the grounds that bikers dress immodestly.

Putting a rental bike rack in front of a bike shop that rents bikes is definitely a dick move.

Bike-sharing programs have been started in many other cities.  I don't recall any controversy over them.  NYC has a uniquely sensitive butt.
 
2013-06-23 07:21:53 AM  

staplermofo: Maybe what enables them to organize and get things done politically also makes them money.  I refer of course to Jews' ritual sacrifice of Christian children.


I thought  it was the tasty blood of freshly circumcised Jewish children.
 
2013-06-23 07:26:06 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: I thought it was the tasty blood of freshly circumcised Jewish children.


Oh, the ridiculous lies floating about the zeitgeist...
Of course not, Jewlings don't have blood, only bile and tar flow within them.  And whatever of that is shed is suckled away by the mohel.
 
2013-06-23 07:29:40 AM  
Keep moving you peasants, keep moving along.

So far for the most point, I see the system is working. Seeing guys with bis suits and pedaling about in midtown

/I figured when they threw up some many of these racks all over the place, they were bound to have issues.

//like the one where an ambulance couldn't get  through to the entrance to the building
 
2013-06-23 07:34:36 AM  
Fire up the ovens!
 
2013-06-23 07:40:31 AM  
Um, Citi Bike is a for-profit company. There is government money involved as an incentive, but you could say the same thing about every family farm in America.

/ Those darn Socialist farmers
 
2013-06-23 07:56:41 AM  
Wait, signing petitions and holding hands while signing "Give Peace a Chance" isn't as effective as suing somebody's balls off? Nawww. Can't be. Pass the patchouli.
 
2013-06-23 08:45:07 AM  

vartian: Um, Citi Bike is a for-profit company. There is government money involved as an incentive, but you could say the same thing about every family farm in America.

/ Those darn Socialist farmers




Alta bike is a for profit. City bike share was a contract awarded to them, they operate at the behest of the DOT. There is no city money in the program. IIRC. The money came from investments by companies like citi, who the NYC version is named after.
 
2013-06-23 08:51:48 AM  
Manhattan people problems.
 
2013-06-23 10:01:29 AM  
it's like using food stamps at the grocery store.  no one wants to see that shiat
 
2013-06-23 10:02:48 AM  
Citi Bike is based off the Bixi system in Montreal and we're just floored by the weird reaction everyone in NYC is having about them. They're fairly successful around here, the only concern is rider safety and law abiding.
 
2013-06-23 10:03:24 AM  
While I have no doubt the Nimbys are part of the outrage.  From what I have heard the bike racks were taking up potential parking spots even where other placement options existed.  The racks also didn't take waste management into consideration when they were placed.  Some people view it as a way to make legal parking even scarcer in a city that already makes no concessions for businesses to receive deliveries.  Multiple tickets daily probably shouldn't be considered the cost of doing business.
 
2013-06-23 10:10:04 AM  

PKY: What kind of savage would ride a bike between Sept and May?


someone without a job.  or making under living wage in New York (2.4m)
 
2013-06-23 10:10:15 AM  

Eps05: Citi Bike is based off the Bixi system in Montreal and we're just floored by the weird reaction everyone in NYC is having about them. They're fairly successful around here, the only concern is rider safety and law abiding.


There's a certain class of New Yorkers who hate loathe and despise bicyclists. Never understood why.
 
2013-06-23 10:10:22 AM  
The bike locations were never planned for maximum utility and minimum impact. They just wanted maximum publicity. So when it turned out they blocked delivery spots or trash pickup routes it was no surprise. Once any sites get moved then other influences come into play.
Just move them all into poor ghetto areas where transportation is needed. Solved.
 
2013-06-23 10:11:33 AM  
These bikes must be intended for people with out indoor jobs, either that or smoking must be allowed in NYC offices do cover the smell.
 
2013-06-23 10:13:28 AM  
There's a bike rental program here in Minneapolis. And it's a huge hit. What's the big deal?
 
2013-06-23 10:13:34 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Eps05: Citi Bike is based off the Bixi system in Montreal and we're just floored by the weird reaction everyone in NYC is having about them. They're fairly successful around here, the only concern is rider safety and law abiding.

There's a certain class of New Yorkers who hate loathe and despise bicyclists. Never understood why.


I don't think it's limited to NYC, judging from the bike/anti-bike threads around here.

And yeah, putting one in front of a bike shop is reprehensible.
 
2013-06-23 10:14:04 AM  

cefm: The bike locations were never planned for maximum utility and minimum impact. They just wanted maximum publicity. So when it turned out they blocked delivery spots or trash pickup routes it was no surprise. Once any sites get moved then other influences come into play.
Just move them all into poor ghetto areas where transportation is needed. Solved.


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2013-06-23 10:14:55 AM  
"In the news today, rich coonts got their way once again, film at 11"

/not shocked, i live in NY
//there are those who simply aren't happy unless they get to shiat on others, relevant
///hope sladkus and his clients all contract anal diseases
 
2013-06-23 10:15:23 AM  

PKY: What kind of savage would ride a bike between Sept and May?


*raises hand*

It's been warm enough on the east coast the last couple of years that I've been able to ride regularly all winter. So long as it's above freezing, and the wind isn't howling, it's not bad if you dress for it.
 
2013-06-23 10:16:09 AM  

Lsherm: Bike sharing is fine for New York.  It is not fine for Jew York.

Discuss.


No.
 
2013-06-23 10:19:29 AM  
good old liberals
 
2013-06-23 10:21:42 AM  
Remember, it's only class warfare when we fight back.
 
2013-06-23 10:21:48 AM  
 
2013-06-23 10:22:00 AM  

ladyfortuna: Dwight_Yeast: Eps05: Citi Bike is based off the Bixi system in Montreal and we're just floored by the weird reaction everyone in NYC is having about them. They're fairly successful around here, the only concern is rider safety and law abiding.

There's a certain class of New Yorkers who hate loathe and despise bicyclists. Never understood why.

I don't think it's limited to NYC, judging from the bike/anti-bike threads around here.

And yeah, putting one in front of a bike shop is reprehensible.


No, I get the usual sort of bike hate.  But there's a special breed in NYC.  Barry Diller getting the racks moved outside the ICA is a good example.  Or the Hasidim in Brooklyn, who got the city to delete the bike lane in front of their synogogue.
 
2013-06-23 10:25:11 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: ladyfortuna: Dwight_Yeast: Eps05: Citi Bike is based off the Bixi system in Montreal and we're just floored by the weird reaction everyone in NYC is having about them. They're fairly successful around here, the only concern is rider safety and law abiding.

There's a certain class of New Yorkers who hate loathe and despise bicyclists. Never understood why.

I don't think it's limited to NYC, judging from the bike/anti-bike threads around here.

And yeah, putting one in front of a bike shop is reprehensible.

No, I get the usual sort of bike hate.  But there's a special breed in NYC.  Barry Diller getting the racks moved outside the ICA is a good example.  Or the Hasidim in Brooklyn, who got the city to delete the bike lane in front of their synogogue.


it's like why do Catholics give a shiat if we delete babies
 
2013-06-23 10:26:49 AM  
Well, I'm a Jew in New York, and I hate all the annoying ones (I know, it's most of them.) I wouldn't be surprised if this bike thing is all about them. I'm telling you, they ruin it for all normal people, who happen to be Jewish.
 
2013-06-23 10:28:16 AM  

Eps05: Citi Bike is based off the Bixi system in Montreal and we're just floored by the weird reaction everyone in NYC is having about them. They're fairly successful around here, the only concern is rider safety and law abiding.


There are ones in London as well and no one got their knickers in a twist so much as to lodge lawsuits againts them. This is people being dicks just for the sake of being dicks.
 
2013-06-23 10:29:18 AM  
You mean the "limousine liberals" who want wind power, but when Hyannis Port was suggested it was cancelled.  Those wealthy?
 
2013-06-23 10:29:19 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: PKY: What kind of savage would ride a bike between Sept and May?

*raises hand*

It's been warm enough on the east coast the last couple of years that I've been able to ride regularly all winter. So long as it's above freezing, and the wind isn't howling, it's not bad if you dress for it.


I ride for exercise year round and I'm in the Montreal area, so we have real winters. I draw the line at deep snow and ice, but cold and packed snow are no problem. It's kind of like cross-country skiing, you dress in layers and the exercise keeps you warm. Enough so, that I often arrive home all sweaty even though it's in the minus 20s c outside.
 
2013-06-23 10:31:16 AM  

Mean Daddy: You mean the "limousine liberals" who want wind power, but when Hyannis Port was suggested it was cancelled.  Those wealthy?



Yeah. I remember that. Oy.
 
2013-06-23 10:31:45 AM  
Let me get this straight:  A for-profit company is getting blocked from outside the confines of the free market system?  Harrumpf, Harrumpf! It's socialism, I tell you! (apparently, it's only bad when we do it)
 
2013-06-23 10:31:51 AM  
Bicycling is news on FARK? It is if it happens in NEW YORK CITY!
 
2013-06-23 10:32:18 AM  
I was in NYC the weekend this started and there were already a lot of people using the bikes.  Driving in NYC looks a lot like driving in third world countries; the streets are way too small and congested.  I still don't get why so many people drive there considering all the other transportation options.  My guess is the folks using the bikes would otherwise take subways or walk. If they're not reducing the car traffic and just putting extra unpredictable vehicles on the road while taking away parking spaces I could see why there'd be some opposition.
 
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2013-06-23 10:32:25 AM  

soupafi: There's a bike rental program here in Minneapolis. And it's a huge hit. What's the big deal?


The big deal is the special breed of folk who live in the city.
 
2013-06-23 10:32:47 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: PKY: What kind of savage would ride a bike between Sept and May?

someone without a job.  or making under living wage in New York (2.4m)


Well, what business do such people have at rich folks' hangouts?
 
2013-06-23 10:36:03 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Jon iz teh kewl: PKY: What kind of savage would ride a bike between Sept and May?

someone without a job.  or making under living wage in New York (2.4m)

Well, what business do such people have at rich folks' hangouts?


polishing our shoes and playing jazz tunes
 
2013-06-23 10:36:04 AM  
For the last five or so years, Philly has embarked on a program to provide safe curb cuts on a lot of city corners. The design features a muted orange, dimpled plastic portion to give people with wheels a little traction and the sides of the corners are made sturdier with granite blocks. It's mostly been happening in affluent neighborhoods but once it hit the Olde City area it stopped because they didn't like the way the curb cuts changed the tone of the blocks. So it was back to the drawing board to create something that wouldn't irreparably damage the home values of ridiculously rich people. So they made the pads black instead of orange.

There are people who have too much time on their hands.
 
2013-06-23 10:38:25 AM  
"You would think [the city] would want to avoid even the appearance that struggling artists would be treated differently than highfalutin financiers."

This line makes me want to move the bike stations, too. I can just imagine Warhol crediting his success to being able to rent a bike.
 
2013-06-23 10:40:37 AM  
Omg.
They moved the rack at diller's building all the way to across the street!!! Those monsters.

And another rack was moved from one corner of a building to....wait for it...another corner of that same building!!
 
2013-06-23 10:42:23 AM  

vartian: Um, Citi Bike is a for-profit company. There is government money involved as an incentive, but you could say the same thing about every family farm in America.

/ Those darn Socialist farmers


In other words, ONE company has been granted a monopoly over bike sharing in the entire city. Also, the majority of farm subsidies go to mega-corporte agrabusiness so that they can maintain artificial scarcity over foodstuffs to continually increase prices and drive up inflation. What I'm saying is that if anyone is gearing up to chant YAY FREE MARKET!, in either of those cases there most definitely isn't one.
 
2013-06-23 10:47:44 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Bike-sharing programs have been started in many other cities. I don't recall any controversy over them. NYC has a uniquely sensitive butt.


Really? Some of cities already have private shops that rent bicycles and the owners complain that it puts them in an money losing position of competing with government -Portland OR and Austin TX for example. While other openly admit they are going to be ta payer money losing operations -Madison WI and other cities just are not set up for bike share to even break even on the large scale they are trying to implement it- San Antonio TX is really not a bike town.

This is not to say the bike share over all is bad but is not one of those one size fits all solutions for every city
 
2013-06-23 10:48:22 AM  
On one hand, these folks need to be strung up somewhere. On the other hand, put the bikes, especially in the early stages, where people really want them.

/God I miss living in Yorktown
//Maybe I'll go back when the kids are grown
 
2013-06-23 10:50:15 AM  

Jarhead_h: vartian: Um, Citi Bike is a for-profit company. There is government money involved as an incentive, but you could say the same thing about every family farm in America.

/ Those darn Socialist farmers

In other words, ONE company has been granted a monopoly over bike sharing in the entire city. Also, the majority of farm subsidies go to mega-corporte agrabusiness so that they can maintain artificial scarcity over foodstuffs to continually increase prices and drive up inflation. What I'm saying is that if anyone is gearing up to chant YAY FREE MARKET!, in either of those cases there most definitely isn't one.


A monopoly?
Are you saying it is illegal for any other business to allow their customers to share bikes?
Citation?
 
2013-06-23 10:52:34 AM  
Better for everyone. The richies get their limo parking back, and the racks are moved to neighborhoods where people will use them. Where is the downside here?
 
2013-06-23 10:53:40 AM  
gross it's like sharing needles.  can you get AIDS from a seat cushion.  well according to snopes, YES.  at a movie theater a needle with the note "you will get AIDS" was found
 
2013-06-23 10:54:35 AM  

Eps05: Citi Bike is based off the Bixi system in Montreal and we're just floored by the weird reaction everyone in NYC is having about them. They're fairly successful around here, the only concern is rider safety and law abiding.


Most people are totally fine with the bikes, from what I've seen. But you wouldn't know that from the Post's daily coverage of the Great Bicycle Infestation of 2013.
 
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