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    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
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    Times article about NYC Congestion

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/29/op...erland&emc=rss

    I thought it was a good article about how other cities are becoming more bike/pedestrian friendly, and NYC is starting to be less so.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    my family has lived in midtown since the 1950s, all this gentrification and high irse development is only going to make sdhit worse. it used to be so much nicer.

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    Maybe if those fat asses would ride a bike to work they could solve two NY problems. Read this now to see what i mean. http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/397689

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    you know whats cool? those flintstone cars with the holes in the bottom for your feet. though now that i think about it i had one of those when i was little and i really wanted a powerwheels. but then also **** that cuz i dont want diabetes.

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    NYC... I don't know why I hate you... it could be you remind me of myself.

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    unbelievable...not sure if that quote from bloomberg was taken out of context, but that is a harsh statement

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark!
    unbelievable...not sure if that quote from bloomberg was taken out of context, but that is a harsh statement
    yeah, i'm no bloomberg fan but that was way out of context.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    ok. that makes me feel a little better....a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark!
    ok. that makes me feel a little better....a little
    yeah, he's still a bike-hating prick.

    although i did get bumped on the way in this morning. driver passed me on the right and as soon as he got ahead of me made a left turn in front of me.

    he expressed the same sentiment...
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    I read this too the other day. Whenever I go to Europe, I'm quickly reminded how horrible things are here in New York with regards to biking and pedestrian traffic. New York is as much car-centric as any other city in America, but we like to think we're better. Blah. Check out Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm, etc. Not even close.

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    ^I've been on the streets of stockholm recently, but not NY much, so I can't make a comparisson, but it's pretty darn good for 'cyclists over there... I'd say about 85% better than DC, at the very least.
    Quote Originally Posted by dalmore
    I thought they had three seasons out there? Wildfire, mudslide and normal? No?

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