Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    vol
    vol is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,632
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    thanks to the MTA budget cut in NYC

    There are fewer buses on the streets of Manhattan now than before, so I can always ride on the "BUS ONLY" lane, and the chances of being passed by a bus by 1 inch or squeezed into a sidewalk is getting smaller because I don't see many buses any more.

    (btw, will those cops who like to fine cyclists fine us if we are found riding in a BUS ONLY lane?)

  2. #2
    Lost Again gitarzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Columbus, Oh!
    My Bikes
    Soma Saga, 1991 Sirrus, Specialized Secteur Elite, Miele Umbria Elite.
    Posts
    1,035
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good"
    Quote Originally Posted by Jseis View Post
    Is a ukulele player in a mandolin town and banned from all bars by the chief of police unless he leaves his strings and gravy at the front door.

  3. #3
    Car-Free Flatlander Stacy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Below 14th Street
    My Bikes
    Sirrus
    Posts
    1,976
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like you haven't been following the news
    MTA turns to bicyclists with mini-billboards to get info out on East Side's bus-only lanes

    According to Gothamist bikes will be fined too.

  4. #4
    vol
    vol is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,632
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy View Post
    Sounds like you haven't been following the news
    MTA turns to bicyclists with mini-billboards to get info out on East Side's bus-only lanes

    According to Gothamist bikes will be fined too.
    Thanks for the info! That means I'll have to risk my life in the car lanes from now on!
    (Only applies to 1st and 2nd avenues? )

  5. #5
    Car-Free Flatlander Stacy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Below 14th Street
    My Bikes
    Sirrus
    Posts
    1,976
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well they'll have to catch cyclists since we don't have license plates that can be photographed but you never know about cops who have a quota to fill or precincts that haven't been particularly bike friendly in the past.

  6. #6
    vol
    vol is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,632
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Under circumstances where the choice is between being hit by a car in the car lane and being fined in the bus only lane, I'll choose the latter. No one is going to reward me for obeying the law when I've become a victim. Just look at those law-obeying cyclists killed by elderly drivers. They are even blamed for riding bicycles.

  7. #7
    Bike addict, dreamer AdamDZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, New York
    My Bikes
    Surly Disc trucker (DIY), Fuji Reveal 1.0 (DIY MTB), Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    5,161
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wouldn't mind riding in these new bike lanes if they weren't constantly blocked by Police cars and cabs and full of pedestrians, joggers and people walking their dogs, and recently, people on wheelchairs. Plus, there is no protection for cyclists from turning cars, every intersection is a struggle to get through. I feel safer in the bus lane and I'm yet to see a bus passing me. If I get ticketed I'll take it to the court: I want bike lanes enforced as well and that means ticketing pedestrians and drivers for violating the bike lanes. The stupid pedestrian islands only encourage people to walk into the bike lanes. It's very frustrating.

    Meantime, opposition to the bike lanes is forming up.

Posting Permissions

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