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Old 01-31-07, 08:28 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-31-07, 08:33 AM   #2
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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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Old 02-01-07, 12:22 AM   #4
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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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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.
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ok. that makes me feel a little better....a little
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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...
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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.
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