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    Get these trucks off the streets.

    What the hell is an 18 wheeler doing driving down narrow 1 way residential streets in brooklyn??

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    What's he doing? Thinking he owns the road.

    Seriously, how did that truck get there in the first place?!?
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    Moving van?
    If not, driver probably got lost.
    My parked car got hit several times by trucks that didn't belong on residential streets.

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    i've seen that from time to time. it's weird that they end up there, but i'm always amazed at how they handle those things. with a few exceptions those guys are damn good drivers. those streets are hard enough in a suv.

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    My dad is a driver. I was with him once when he ended up down a residential dead end that was not marked as such. He had a full trailer and another behind it; nobody can back that out of a dead end. We had to unhook the 2nd trailer and tore up the sidewalks and a shrub getting out of there. He felt horrible about it. To make matters worse, it was after midnight and the noise was very disturbing for the residents, who were outside cussing at us. A simple sign would have avoided the whole thing.

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    On my commute, I go through an industrial/warehouse district and I have to say that the big trucks have never given me any trouble. They seem pretty good about "sharing the road", unlike the highschool kids and soccer moms that I have to contend with for the rest of my ride.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Get these bikes off the streets.
    What the hell is a bicycle doing driving down big four lane thoroughfares in brooklyn??


    Sound familiar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    Get these bikes off the streets.
    What the hell is a bicycle doing driving down big four lane thoroughfares in brooklyn??
    Sound familiar?
    Man, you must live in the Heights or something. I usually get "Up yours! a**hole/*******/idiot"

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    Get these bikes off the streets.
    What the hell is a bicycle doing driving down big four lane thoroughfares in brooklyn??


    Sound familiar?
    Well, we're NOT putting lives in danger, ripping up the roads, and disturbing the residents. Sound familiar? Where do you live again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    What's he doing? Thinking he owns the road.

    Seriously, how did that truck get there in the first place?!?
    I dunno, I see 1-2 of them every morning going up bedford as it goes into williamsburg (that's when it goes from a 5 lane road to a tiny residential street). They really shouldn't be using those streets but everyonce a while I see em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    What the hell is an 18 wheeler doing driving down narrow 1 way residential streets in brooklyn??
    I've never been to NYC, but I do have a friend who is a truck driver and drives from here (Colorado) to Montreal, NYC, then home. He said he's backed a truck down a street like that before in order to deliver the goods within. Sometimes ya just have to, I guess. I can certainly see how that would be a pain in the rump for us cyclists though (not to take sides).

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Well, we're NOT putting lives in danger, ripping up the roads, and disturbing the residents. Sound familiar? Where do you live again?
    Keep bashing drivers. I'm sure that'll get them to stop complaining about cyclists.

    People can go back and forth saying:
    a: "You suck!"
    b: "No, you suck!"
    a: "No, you suck!"
    b: "No, you suck!"
    a: "No, you suck!"

    for a LONG time without getting anything useful done.

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    heavy trucks are unlawful on most residential streets, so you are in the right to say they don't belong there. in new york, fines for first time offense is $500, second offense is $2,000 and will have points added to their driving record.


    from:
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    just be thankful it wasn't one of these. this is a cyclist's worst nightmare:


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    I see 18 wheelers all the time on residential streets, usually trying to go from one ave. to another or making deliveries. I'm not positive, but that's probably how my car's side view mirror ended up underneath my car. As for being illegal, I've never seen one ticketed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    I'm not positive, but that's probably how my car's side view mirror ended up underneath my car.
    More likely that was a juvenile. Some of them think it's fun to kick mirrors, which is partially why mirrors fold back on lots of European cars.
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    I, for one, have never had troubles with truck drivers. They seem most couteous around me, maybe because they are just being sensisutve to the fact that, off the highways their behemoths can be something of a bull in a china shop. Drivers complan about truck drivers all the time, but I often see them pulling c*** to weave around trucks in city streets that puts not only them in danger, but also random passer-byers.
    Remember: 98% of Drivers rate themselves as at least "Above Average".

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    heavy trucks are unlawful on most residential streets, so you are in the right to say they don't belong there. in new york, fines for first time offense is $500, second offense is $2,000 and will have points added to their driving record.
    Funny you should mention "heavy" trucks being unlawful. I ran across a story a while back pointing out that many ordinances prohibiting "heavy" vehicles are written such that some of the larger (Excursions, Hummers, Navigators, etc.) SUVs are technically illegal on some residential streets.

    Maybe some cash-strapped cities will start an enforcement campaign, thereby ridding crowded urban areas of the scourge of the SUV .

    Or not.

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    Being a truck driver myself (an 18 wheeler, oh no!), let me point out that we are not your problem on the road, residential street or otherwise. The posters who pointed out that sometimes we have no choice but to go up residential streets are correct - and especially in Brooklyn, where I drive a lot. And we have plenty to deal with between the idiot in the car who just HAS to save that ten seconds by making a do or die pass to get in front of us, in any traffic situation, rain or shine, and the person who just feels compelled to complain about us for the lack of anything better to do. The guy might have been a dick - but he might have had a legitimate reason to be on that street. Chances are, you don't know the difference, slvoid. And, I suspect even if you can spot the telltale signs that would give it away, you wouldn't care, and you'd complain anyways. Be nice - without us, this country stops dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    Keep bashing drivers. I'm sure that'll get them to stop complaining about cyclists.

    People can go back and forth saying:
    a: "You suck!"
    b: "No, you suck!"
    a: "No, you suck!"
    b: "No, you suck!"
    a: "No, you suck!"

    for a LONG time without getting anything useful done.
    Actually, Tim found what I was looking for, look, it's actually illegal now, I didn't even know that.
    http://www.state.ny.us/governor/pres.../aug1_2_03.htm

    You can go back to trolling elsewhere now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rog
    The guy might have been a dick - but he might have had a legitimate reason to be on that street. Chances are, you don't know the difference, slvoid. And, I suspect even if you can spot the telltale signs that would give it away, you wouldn't care, and you'd complain anyways. Be nice - without us, this country stops dead.
    I understand that part, no one's blaming you, my reaction isn't a knee jerk reaction (yours, I suspect, is very much so, no, i guarantee you, the country will NOT stop dead, EVER, if you weren't allowed to drive on residential streets), it's from going down the same streets everyday and seeing different trucks using them as shortcuts by avoiding traffic (one of the main reasons why I go down some residential streets too). I also hope you understand that a single lane residential street is NOT a shortcut for truck drivers, even though I frequently see them being used for shortcuts. I hope you know that whatever it is you think you're doing by driving on narrow residential streets, it is now illegal, apparently for 2 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    just be thankful it wasn't one of these. this is a cyclist's worst nightmare:

    That is badass. I like this better though.

    That's one truck I will never draft.

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    A few weeks after I had my house built (new neighborhood), a guy knocks on my door and asks me if I want to buy some new furniture. He points to not one, but two 18 wheelers parked right there in my neighborhood. I ask him what the *%$# was wrong with him for even thinking he could drive that crap down my streets.

    The city has since passed a solicitor's license law, so those bozos can't pull that crap anymore.
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    What's wrong with YOU?
    You gave up the chance to buy stolen furniture for cheap??

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    That is badass. I like this better though.

    That's one truck I will never draft.
    Why not? You'll get your legs shaved (well sort of) for free while-u-cycle.
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