Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 42
  1. #1
    Senior Member Essex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Northeast United States
    My Bikes
    Tarmac, Focus Urban 8, Giant Hybrid
    Posts
    1,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bike share program in NYC and lawyers

    In NYC they just started the Citibike share program. http://citibikenyc.com/

    Coincidentally I saw a TV ad from Jacoby and Meyers (law firm) advertising legal advice for cyclists hit by cars. Savvy advertising given the number of innocent bike riders now thrown among the vehicular wolves. When opportunity knocks - seize the moment!

    http://www.jmlawyer.com/bicycle-accidents

  2. #2
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,715
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    Savvy advertising given the number of innocent bike riders now thrown among the vehicular wolves.

    The lawyer ad has this doozy in its copy, "Even the most seasoned and alert rider who wears a helmet can fall victim to such injuries..."

    Still, not as hysterical as the OP rhetoric.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,621
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Denver's bike share program has been running for years with virtually no reported injuries. It's freaky man.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Essex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Northeast United States
    My Bikes
    Tarmac, Focus Urban 8, Giant Hybrid
    Posts
    1,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just wait fellas. I know what goes down in this town.

  5. #5
    incazzare. lostarchitect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    See sig
    Posts
    4,154
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    IMO, more riders (unseasoned or not) = more visibility and awareness. I am happy about the bike program.
    1964 JRJ (Bob Jackson) San Remo Plus, 1989 Trek 520, 2000ish Colian (Colin Laing), 2013 Velo Orange Pass Hunter

  6. #6
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,715
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    Just wait fellas. I know what goes down in this town.
    Wait for what?

  7. #7
    Senior Member mikeybikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Edgewater, CO
    My Bikes
    Tons
    Posts
    2,885
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertHurst View Post
    Denver's bike share program has been running for years with virtually no reported injuries. It's freaky man.
    Even with all the non-helmeted B-Cyclists!

    It is quite awesome.
    My Bikes: 2009 Breezer Uptown EX | 1980 Miyata Six Ten | 1970 Hercules Three-Two-Speed
    Wife's Bike: 2008 Globe City 7

  8. #8
    Senior Member bikebuddha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Somewhere in time
    Posts
    1,109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Chattanooga Tennessee has a bike share program that's been a huge success and embraced by the local business community.
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

  9. #9
    vol
    vol is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,482
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    Just wait fellas. I know what goes down in this town.
    Things happened even before your wait started :

    "The launch was delayed because of problems including ... a woman made off with one of the bicycles Sunday evening as workers unloaded them at a Manhattan station, police said. Bloomberg said the bike was recovered. Police were looking for a suspect." NYC Bike Sharing story

  10. #10
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,715
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The shocking news isn't that a bicycle was stolen in NYC ; the news is that it was recovered.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,621
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    Even with all the non-helmeted B-Cyclists!

    It is quite awesome.
    Not a helmet in sight.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Essex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Northeast United States
    My Bikes
    Tarmac, Focus Urban 8, Giant Hybrid
    Posts
    1,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Local (non NYC) biking color does not equate to NYC biking conditions. Denver, Chattanooga are not equivalents. If you add maniac taxi drivers, salmon-riding deliverymen, pedestrians who do not abide traffic rules and "dare me" attitudes - you're getting close.

    An ambulance chasing law firm advertising cycling-related services on television suggests that they've done their homework regarding possible / future litigation related to putting more inexperienced riders on the street. The assumption is that non-riders, casual riders, or others will use the service. And as a guy who rides the city - it ain't no cakewalk. Let the games begin.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,621
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    Local (non NYC) biking color does not equate to NYC biking conditions. Denver, cent:Chattanooga are not equivalents. If you add maniac taxi drivers, salmon-riding deliverymen, pedestrians who do not abide traffic rules and "dare me" attitudes - you're getting close.

    An ambulance chasing law firm advertising cycling-related services on television suggests that they've done their homework regarding possible / future litigation related to putting more inexperienced riders on the street. The assumption is that non-riders, casual riders, or others will use the service. And as a guy who rides the city - it ain't no cakewalk. Let the games begin.
    If it can make it there
    It can make it anywhere
    Last edited by RobertHurst; 05-29-13 at 09:04 PM.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,142
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really can't wait to start next week. Those are really nice bikes but you can't steal them because I don't know if anyone makes those frames. Sure the parts can be sold but that's not much money.

  15. #15
    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    Two wheeled ones
    Posts
    12,144
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I've found NYC to have very good drivers actually - better than most and very aware of traffic. The peds are bonkers.

    Overall, I'd say Manhattan is safer to ride than most areas I've been. It's the newer cities that are death traps - places like Tampa. Cities like NYC weren't 100% designed around cars, so it's usually slower traffic and more accessible.

  16. #16
    Senior Member bikebuddha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Somewhere in time
    Posts
    1,109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    Local (non NYC) biking color does not equate to NYC biking conditions. Denver, Chattanooga are not equivalents. If you add maniac taxi drivers, salmon-riding deliverymen, pedestrians who do not abide traffic rules and "dare me" attitudes - you're getting close.
    Yes but I bet it has fewer hog trucks driving through downtown than chattanooga.
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

  17. #17
    ---- buzzman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Newton, MA
    Posts
    4,550
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertHurst View Post
    Not a helmet in sight.
    FWIW, I counted 12 Citibike riders on my way in to work today. 9 were helmeted, 3 were not.

    1, who ran a red light but thought better of it mid-intersection when he almost got nailed by on-coming traffic, was texting while riding (or he could have been checking his GPS). The rest were riding responsibly.

  18. #18
    Senior Member CommuteCommando's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    In the drops on the roads of North San Diego/South Orange Counies CA
    My Bikes
    KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium
    Posts
    2,909
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Haven't made up my mind about the whole bike share thing. My first impression is that I would not like to share a bike, or share the road with a lot of people not serious enough to have their own.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

  19. #19
    Senior Member digibud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Further North than U
    My Bikes
    Spec Roubaix, three Fisher Montare, two Pugs
    Posts
    1,503
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertHurst View Post
    Denver's bike share program has been running for years with virtually no reported injuries. It's freaky man.
    Obama's minions are preventing the TRUTH from coming out. (tongue in cheek there, kids)

  20. #20
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,715
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertHurst View Post
    If it can make it there
    It can make it anywhere
    NYC provincialism outted by NYT:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/ny...r-fanfare.html

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    pdx
    My Bikes
    2007 carpe diem frame custom build, trek 7.9 frame custom build, custom built chinese carbon fiber road bike, shopping bike
    Posts
    2,631
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bike share == smiling tourists and glossy real estate development brochures.
    Road rash is a precious gift. Road rash is your friend. Bask in it, appreciate it, love it. Above all, learn from it. --Robert Hurst

  22. #22
    ---- buzzman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Newton, MA
    Posts
    4,550
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post

    Thanks for that link! Missed that one. Certainly got a chuckle out of me. I used the London Barclay bikes years ago and they've been a hit in Boston for more than a year now. Like many others I've been waiting for NYC to catch on.

    Now that they have them though it is pretty cool to see them in NYC. Bikes galore here especially in the past week as the weather has gotten more favorable.

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    The shocking news isn't that a bicycle was stolen in NYC ; the news is that it was recovered.
    Not really when you consider this from their FAQ page.

    "Theft and vandalism have been virtually nonexistent in the newest bike share systems, such as Barclays Cycle Hire in London, Capital Bike Share in Washington and BIXI in Montreal. The latest bike share systems use a strong, reliable locking mechanism. Bike share bikes are made with special parts that have no independent resale value, and bikes and stations cannot be disassembled without special proprietary tools. New York’s bikes will also have GPS units on board, allowing for location of missing bikes."

  24. #24
    vol
    vol is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,482
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ratdog View Post
    New York’s bikes will also have GPS units on board, allowing for location of missing bikes."
    Can thieves remove the GPS and put it on their own bikes? Hopefully they have thought about this when designing it.

  25. #25
    Cycle Year Round CB HI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,420
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    Can thieves remove the GPS and put it on their own bikes? Hopefully they have thought about this when designing it.
    I am pretty sure it is a black box GPS unit. The cyclist cannot see a read out, but the GPS unit transmits a position to a remote computer or tracking unit. Just like the old car jacking radio transmitters that cops could use to find stolen cars.
    Land of the Free, Because of the Brave.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •