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    Accident on 8th ave in Manhattan

    today at 8:00 am I just saw a horrible accident at 25th street and 8th avenue in Manhattan a bicyclist on the bike lane got run over by a Jeep. The driver of the jeep just plowed in to the biker. The bicycle became like a pretzel, Jeep was speeding and did not even saw the biker, he also hit a parked Saab on the rear fender, biker was under the jeep, I saw the front of the jeep raised as he went over the biker, he also got pinned between the Jeep and the Saab.
    Be careful on 8th avenue, when there is no traffic cars are speeding, and also Jeep had a Jersey plate. This accident will discourage me since I just did some commute with bike from Jersey although I'm not in traffic as much as city commuters.
    I do not know the condition of the guy I hope it will turn out the be all right

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    Very sad. Hope cyclist is okay.

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    seeing a graphic accident like that can be shocking to your senses and it helps to talk about it. I saw a motorcyclist cut in half on the FDR many years ago (after the fact). he flew up and landed on the guard rail cutting him in half. they didn't even cover him up and everyone who drove by was subjected to seeing inside his torsoe and it was weird seeing his complete lower half on our side of the guard rail. if my buddy wasn't with me I wouldn't have believed what I saw.

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    Man that is horrible. I have never actually seen the nypd enforce speed laws, too busy looking for terrorists I guess or giving parking tickets. They really need to do more about it though. When there isnt much traffic, huge trucks are flying down the avenues trying to beat the lights. Another disaster waiting to happen.

    Hope the cyclist makes it

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    Does 8th Avenue have the same bike lane as 9th? I never ride on 8th myself, but they are planning a bike lane on 1st and 2nd like the 9th avenue lane and I'm not sure those lanes are a good idea. Left turning cars have a green arrow, but cyclists are going to ignore the red cyclist's light. We all know that. The cyclists have no way to go around the left turning cars as they are locked into the cycling lane. The left turning cars see the arrow and just go.

    On 1st, I tend to move into the right side of the left most lane as I get to the streets that go off that way. Left turning cars can then go on my left. It's just natural that way.

    A painted bike lanes lets the cyclist maneuver out of the way when necessary.

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    8th avenue has bike lane, but it seems it is not designed well like the 7th avenue, around 57th street. It has a protective curb.

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    protective curb? wow, then THAT's a bike lane. just paint is just a fantasy
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    That's terrible, I sure hope the cyclist comes out of it ok. NYC can be hazardous because there are lots of people in a hurry to get places. I commute from NJ but spend very little time in traffic since I use the greenway, but you have to be careful when you're riding.
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    the paint only lanes are a joke and 1st avenue bike lane is useless. it's not even asphalt, its concrete and it's lethal to ride on it. They should be ashamed to brag about half of these so called bike lanes. I don't konw that a protected curb bike lane is the solution either as I can see it causing a lot of other traffic issues and I agree, cyclists won't obey their red lights. I do what the other poster does which is ride in the left lane but to the right side of it so I can get around cars that are turning left. especially since they never seem to use turn signals.

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    you guys ever see Joey Brooks video lesson on running red lights down in New Orleans? it's an awesome piece of work.
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    South of 23rd street and 8th avenue you have dedicated bike lane with extra side walk on both sides. After 23rd street toward north on 8th avenue, it is just painted bike lane, do be careful, I'm seeing very very fast speeds, last week there was also motorcycle accident at that vicinity, I have spoken to some building supers and this accidents are more often that most of us know, NYPD is down grading the crime and accident reports, for the quality of life in the NYC, if a news reporter got the accident some how it will make it to news otherwise, you know..

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    I haven't done much riding in manhattan. my office is downtown, so I have done the brooklyn bridge to wall street ride, but that's about it.

    I really enjoy riding in brooklyn. Smaller streets, cars not going very fast, lots of bike lanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fujiONEknobby View Post
    today at 8:00 am I just saw a horrible accident at 25th street and 8th avenue in Manhattan a bicyclist on the bike lane got run over by a Jeep. The driver of the jeep just plowed in to the biker. The bicycle became like a pretzel, Jeep was speeding and did not even saw the biker, he also hit a parked Saab on the rear fender, biker was under the jeep, I saw the front of the jeep raised as he went over the biker, he also got pinned between the Jeep and the Saab.
    Be careful on 8th avenue, when there is no traffic cars are speeding, and also Jeep had a Jersey plate. This accident will discourage me since I just did some commute with bike from Jersey although I'm not in traffic as much as city commuters.
    I do not know the condition of the guy I hope it will turn out the be all right
    No need to feel disgrace just be careful about the traffic rules, Safety signs and Traffic lights if you will then everything thing will be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fujiONEknobby View Post
    today at 8:00 am I just saw a horrible accident at 25th street and 8th avenue in Manhattan
    This happened a while ago and I wonder how the cyclist has been doing... I'm curious how the jeep ran over him--from the back, or head-on, or side? Was he riding very fast? Knowing the circumstance will help others prevent the same from happening...

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    You guys are right about that protective curb on 9th,I see people blow by the red lights like nothing and they aren't even messengers. I see old folks ignore it like its no big deal.

    9th also gets terrible once you hit the meatpacking district cause cars get congested and they just consume the bike lane.

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    I personally appreciate the protected bike lanes. If you don't mind obeying the traffic lights (which you should be doing anyways), they seem to be a much safer alternative than cruising the avenues next to speeding 18 wheelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
    I personally appreciate the protected bike lanes. If you don't mind obeying the traffic lights (which you should be doing anyways), they seem to be a much safer alternative than cruising the avenues next to speeding 18 wheelers.
    they should make all bike lanes like this.

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    several weeks ago I went to 10th precinct, couldn't find any records on the accident

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    Finally, on that stretch of the 8th avenue, there is dedicated bike lane.

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