New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby Tugboat on Fri 10/Jun/11 10:51am

Brilliant video by an obviously eccentric New Yorker in protest over being fined $50 for not riding in the cycle lane...

http://consumerist.com/2011/06/test.html
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby EoinC on Fri 10/Jun/11 11:04am

Exquisite
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Fri 10/Jun/11 11:25am

:lol:
beautiful

unfortunately, frequently the attitude of the police here is also frequently anti-cyclist with failure to protect cyclists traffic and other basic rights . . . .
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 10/Jun/11 1:23pm

great uncle bulgaria wrote::lol:
beautiful

unfortunately, frequently the attitude of the police here is also frequently anti-cyclist with failure to protect cyclists traffic and other basic rights . . . .


Good on him :thumbsup: (protective gear and a helmet would’ve been my choice to add to the mix).
Love it when he hits the Police car :D

I disagree re the Police here – they’re always been helpful and understanding :) when I as a cyclist have complained about drivers.
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby Klarkash-ton on Fri 10/Jun/11 1:30pm

I agree, policeman stopped me this morning (with lights and all) to point out my rear light wasn't on. I was quite grateful, there are no lights on that section of sh1.
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Fri 10/Jun/11 1:48pm

I must be mistaken.

When they failed to attempt to prosecute a guy who deliberately ran me off the road and when they gave the guy who approached me carrying a weapon a warning and nothing else.

excuse my cynicism . . .
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 10/Jun/11 2:12pm

great uncle bulgaria wrote:I must be mistaken.

When they failed to attempt to prosecute a guy who deliberately ran me off the road and when they gave the guy who approached me carrying a weapon a warning and nothing else.

excuse my cynicism . . .


You're not mistaken - there are exceptions and in recent years they certainly don't seemed to have brought the law down hard enough on serious car vs bike offenders :(
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby briiii on Fri 10/Jun/11 2:46pm

I love the look of glee on his face when he sees the cop car in the bike lane. It's great. He's a strange creature but good on him :D
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby Klarkash-ton on Fri 10/Jun/11 4:36pm

great uncle bulgaria wrote:I must be mistaken.

When they failed to attempt to prosecute a guy who deliberately ran me off the road and when they gave the guy who approached me carrying a weapon a warning and nothing else.

excuse my cynicism . . .


a weapon??? you must be wearing some ugly lycra :crazy:
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby pedalingkiwi on Fri 10/Jun/11 5:19pm

That is classic :D
makes me think of the number of times I have to leave Chch's bike lanes because some OSH compliant worker has put a shit load of warning signs in it. eg; "road works on side road", "road works ahead", "30km", etc and then "works end", "50km", etc. Warning signage is way outa control & in my opinion just plain effing stupid.
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby thelongwalk on Fri 10/Jun/11 5:38pm

:lol:
man I was envious of their cycle lanes though, all painted, just asking to be ridden on. Wonder if they just disappear when you come to roundabout/intersection/narrow bridge
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 10/Jun/11 6:46pm

He could’ve just ridden off when the cop (who didn’t even get out of his car) came for him. What would the donut eater have done :ib:
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby Kiwicyclo on Fri 10/Jun/11 7:18pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:He could’ve just ridden off when the cop (who didn’t even get out of his car) came for him. What would the donut eater have done :ib:


Probably pulled out his weapon and shot him . . . .
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby Tugboat on Fri 10/Jun/11 11:28pm

Kiwicyclo wrote:
FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:He could’ve just ridden off when the cop (who didn’t even get out of his car) came for him. What would the donut eater have done :ib:


Probably pulled out his weapon and shot him . . . .


Perform a moving stop with his car or tasered the guy at the very least. Probably both. Moving stop then taser... To the nads.
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Re: New Yorker's Protest About Cycle Lane Injustice

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 11/Jun/11 10:50am

Tugboat wrote:
Kiwicyclo wrote:
FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:He could’ve just ridden off when the cop (who didn’t even get out of his car) came for him. What would the donut eater have done :ib:


Probably pulled out his weapon and shot him . . . .


Perform a moving stop with his car or tasered the guy at the very least. Probably both. Moving stop then taser... To the nads.


Another good reason to wear chamois :)
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