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Old 09-30-10, 08:36 PM   #1
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AAA against bike lanes? yes...

Subject: The American Automobile Association Anti-bike crusade

I NEVER do this, in fact this is the first request I have done, of this sort, the voting sort...
I am asking all of my like-minded folding fanatics to vote YES on the idea of increased bike lanes in NYC...
Believe it or not some people. ie. the oil industry and AAA are against bike lanes in NYC.
So whether you ride in NYC or not or you know someone who does or you plan on it some day
or if you would just like to send a "WTF?" message to those who are against bike lanes please take moment to vote
"YES"

http://polldaddy.com/poll/3629057/


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Please feel to pass this message on and on..


AAA against bike lanes? Yeah like just on that TV show. They are haters!
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Old 09-30-10, 08:42 PM   #2
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Are they against additional bike lanes or bike lanes in general? Where can the entire article be read?
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AAA took the same postion in DC, but then tried to back away from it.
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that's odd. CAA added a service for bikes.

They won't fix the bike if it's beyond the tools, but they'll give you and your bike a ride home.
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1) People who ride bikes often are the same people who drive - AAA needs to realize this
2) It is easier for drivers too for there to be bike lanes often
3) NYC with bike lanes = even more of a tourist destination (a good thing for the economy, yes ?)
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Aren't car drivers better off with cyclists kept out of the way?
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Are they against additional bike lanes or bike lanes in general? Where can the entire article be read?

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...&highlight=aaa
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no, they're better off if they stop competing with each other and realize that commuting isn't a race.
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I had read the original article and infuriated, tossed the magazine across the room (magazine version of yelling at the TV) The article includes one photo to illustrate their point of a young jasper tearing along at a terrific speed (in a bike lane) it is really too funny except that this is serious business on the part of AAA they are LOOSING
parking spaces! Horrors! They are loosing whole lanes! where cars used to be and for what what? A maniac on a bike??!!? Why didn't they include a photo of a young parent riding with the helmeted child on a carrier or perhaps tagging along on a tiny bike? It is a very real scene as well, but would not illustrate their scare tactics.


My guess is that the public poll, in which you all took part, will be sent to AAA by the Bicycle advocacy group in New York 'Transportation Alternatives' an organization you might consider joining if you a New York biker they are the originators of the poll. I should have stated all this in the original post.
Thanks for letting me vent.
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