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    is NYC a bike freindly place?

    is NYC a bike freindly place, i'm mean do always have to chain your bike every time you go into some place?

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    If you don't lock your bike up, it will get stolen.

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    NYC is bike friendly in that there is a long history of bike culture there, and the motorists have some expectation of bikes being on the street.

    Do not leave your bike unchained and unwatched for 10 seconds - that's about 9 seconds longer than it takes to steal an unlocked bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
    If you don't lock your bike up, it will get stolen.
    And often times even when you do lock your bike up, it will get stolen....

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    I lock up no matter what. It's a pain in the ass, but my ride is always there when I get out of the store.

    Failing Economy = Even more bike theft.

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    damn

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    you're from there but don't know the deal? WTF?

    always lock it if it's out of sight, try and bring it inside when you can... i.e. going to a friend's apartment or something. read up on proper locking techniques so you don't pull some dumbass ****. i see dumbass **** all the time and feel like leaving a post-it about how i could've stolen the bike.

    NYC is like a bike obstacle course though... it's super fun and super dangerous, if you don't keep your wits about you
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    i never went into manhattan, so..

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    I lock up in Bklyn, Qns, the Bx and SI and everywhere else. They're no different in terms of getting your bike stolen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na975 View Post
    is NYC a bike freindly place, i'm mean do always have to chain your bike every time you go into some place?
    NYC is bike friendly since they are used to messengers/commuters/recreation riders....but leaving a bike unattended and not secured is just ASKING for someone to steal it!

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    would they steal your bike if you were to smere it with doody?

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    use a cable lock and kiss it good bye.

    lock to scaffolding for a few minutes, consider it gone.

    lock the front wheel or you wont have one.

    new york city as a whole is very diverse in every way (politics, race, class, personalities, culture), so its bike friendly and bike unfriendly at the same time. this question is pretty naive though so learn a little street smarts first if you plan on moving here....

    overall ive been biking here 365 days a year for 5 years and i love it...

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    i live here, just not in manhattan. When in nyc's history was it ever safe to leave a bike unlocked? and what factors made it this way currently?
    Last edited by na975; 03-14-09 at 11:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975 View Post
    When in nyc's history was it ever safe to leave a bike unlocked? and what factors made it this way currently?
    i sense homework

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    i just did a lil homework and it seems as long as your willing to be a fightin fool you get to keep whats yours.

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    this is the part where we get politically correct and dummy up.

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    NYC is the least bike friendly place in the US. The roads are beat up, useless bike lanes, dipsh!ts that don't pay attention when they're on their phone while driving, Jersey plates, cabs blowing lights, cabs period, bike thieves. But even with all that *****, people still ride bikes through the city, gotta love that.
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    ^on the flip side, you have a DOT that has been doing really innovative projects to reclaim some streetspace from automobiles and make them safer for peds and cyclists. the improvements have been in leaps and bounds!
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    I'm in NYC on vacation and I see the ****tiest rusty old bikes locked up with Krypto NY chains. I was never in a city where people took locking up so seriously.

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    + 1 QP is correct. The DOT is doing some good things (although I am not a fan of the bike lane/ped space on Broadway.) and organizations like TA and X-UP are great for improving cycling in the city and helping organize everyone into one collective voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    I'm in NYC on vacation and I see the ****tiest rusty old bikes locked up with Krypto NY chains. I was never in a city where people took locking up so seriously.
    That's because we leave all our nice bikes at home lol.

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    "NYC is the least bike friendly place in the US. The roads are beat up, useless bike lanes, dipsh!ts that don't pay attention when they're on their phone while driving, Jersey plates, cabs blowing lights, cabs period, bike thieves. But even with all that *****, people still ride bikes through the city, gotta love that."


    You've obviously never been to philly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidanJ View Post
    You've obviously never been to philly.
    seconded!

    I lock my bike even when back home in the good old suburbia, so i wouldn't ever think about not locking it up in a city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    I'm in NYC on vacation and I see the ****tiest rusty old bikes locked up with Krypto NY chains. I was never in a city where people took locking up so seriously.
    that's because even rusty old bikes will be stolen. welcome to the USA.

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