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Old 10-19-18, 09:01 AM
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Driver tries to abuse protected bike lane and regrets it

The editor won't let me post to the original tweet ( JohnAmdor/status/1052560039960039425 )

here is a video about it
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Old 10-19-18, 09:19 AM
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Sometimes there is such a thing as karma. Hopefully he did some big money body damage to his new looking car.
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Old 10-19-18, 09:29 AM
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hey look, a short cut with no traffic
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Old 10-19-18, 09:53 AM
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Bwahaha!!!

In Boulder, myself and two other cyclists had to bail off the Broadway Bike path when some confused old man came driving up it.
And I once saw a Boulder cop stop another fool doing the same.

I've seen photos twice of similar incidents on the new US36 Bike Path near the Davidson Mesa.
And what is really stupid is that in order to get onto it, the driver must get out and open a gate that has two "No Motor Vehicle" signs attached to it.
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Old 10-19-18, 10:03 AM
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Unfortunately, this is the perfect showcase of road rage of the entitlement that cagers feel to take unnecessary risks putting cyclists in harms way. Here in CA, LA is finally taking some steps to protect pedestrians and cyclists with Vison Zero. Home - Vision Zero Los Angeles

But you cannot imagine the whining and complaining that a spoiled two year would be ashamed of, from the commuting drivers that are delayed a few minutes. The video above is in Chicago. In Los Angeles, we are now paying the price for the mentality that Caltrans and politicians have supported for years... Pour concrete for more car lanes !

Be safe out there!
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Old 10-19-18, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sirkaos View Post
Unfortunately, this is the perfect showcase of road rage of the entitlement that cagers feel to take unnecessary risks putting cyclists in harms way.
Hmmmm .... rarely would I even consider recommending Less coffee, but here? For sure.

There is no road rage here, and lumping all drivers together is prejudicial and ignorant in the extreme.

Do you want all cyclists to be judged by the ninja salmon running red lights at high-traffic intersections?

I know in this day of extremes, this seems like a radical notion ... but even if one party in an argument is irrational (as this driver seemed to be, at least briefly) ... it is okay for other parties to remain rational. No need to go off in an opposite extreme of irrationality.
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Old 10-19-18, 10:41 AM
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I saw this on the news and hoped someone would post it. I haven't been able to find any follow up on it as to what happened to the idiot, does anyone else know?
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Old 10-19-18, 09:08 PM
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I've personally seen a car drive into a separated bike lane. But the lane was separated only by flexible bollards. On Youtube there's another car drive into a bike lane lines with a curb. The cyclist in front just stopped and told the motorist to back up and get out. I've been to that lane and it does look confusing for some newbie motorists. All the lanes need are posts at the middle of the entrance to the bike lanes at intersections.

A third video shows the Toronto Transit Commission crew hoist a car out of the public transit rail tunnel meant for streetcars only. Now the TTC has installed gates to stop cars from entering the tunnel. Today I saw an SUV almost making his turn into the tunnel but stopped and blocked traffic as he was trying to make a corrective maneuver.

I like the design of the Chicago bike lane in the video. It's narrow and has a concrete wall on one side as so create damage to the cars for dumb drivers. A ticket will only make the driver angry at the city. Car damage will teach himself a lesson.
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Old 10-20-18, 02:01 PM
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Old 10-21-18, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by maelochs View Post
hmmmm .... Rarely would i even consider recommending less coffee, but here? For sure.

There is no road rage here, and lumping all drivers together is prejudicial and ignorant in the extreme.

Do you want all cyclists to be judged by the ninja salmon running red lights at high-traffic intersections?

I know in this day of extremes, this seems like a radical notion ... But even if one party in an argument is irrational (as this driver seemed to be, at least briefly) ... It is okay for other parties to remain rational. No need to go off in an opposite extreme of irrationality.
hear, hear!
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Old 10-21-18, 06:41 AM
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My Fiat 500 would have been able to do that with room to spare.

Somehow the world has gone to wider and wider cars.
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Old 10-21-18, 07:22 AM
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My Fiat 500 would have been able to do that with room to spare.

Somehow the world has gone to wider and wider cars.

Maybe...maybe not. Depends on the exact model of that Toyota....but many are 1.7to 1.8m wide. Fiat 500s range from 1.6m to 1.8m depending on which exact model.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Maybe...maybe not. Depends on the exact model of that Toyota....but many are 1.7to 1.8m wide. Fiat 500s range from 1.6m to 1.8m depending on which exact model.
Yep, bloating.

My Fiat 500 is almost exactly 4 feet wide at the wheels.
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Old 10-21-18, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Hmmmm .... rarely would I even consider recommending Less coffee, but here? For sure.

There is no road rage here, and lumping all drivers together is prejudicial and ignorant in the extreme.

Do you want all cyclists to be judged by the ninja salmon running red lights at high-traffic intersections?

I know in this day of extremes, this seems like a radical notion ... but even if one party in an argument is irrational (as this driver seemed to be, at least briefly) ... it is okay for other parties to remain rational. No need to go off in an opposite extreme of irrationality.
Allow me to re-phrase...

The "calm, patient and law abiding driver" chose to drive down a bike lane that is clearly physically separated from vehicle traffic, in their attempt to expedite their daily commute.
The rest of your post is the same mindless dribble I have seen spread across other forum posts that i wont bother to respond to.
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Old 10-21-18, 10:14 PM
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I had to chuckle at the comment by the Active Transportation Alliance guy. He said "as more and more people" ride bikes. Reality in Chicago is a bit different, with the cycling modal share being absolutely flat since 2012.

To be generous, or pedantic, since the population is growing a stagnant cycling modal share does mean there are slightly more riders, but we're not talking a big population increase (10%).
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Chicago ACS mode share has gone from 1.3% +/- 0.1% in 2012 to 1.6% +/- 0.1% in 2016, a statistically significant increase.

But ACS doesn’t count the people on bkes who commute by multiple modes UNLESS the bike leg was the longest.

So if you ride your bike to/from a CTA station, put your bike on a CTA bus, or ride a DIVVY, most likely you are NOT counted by ACS.

This LIMITATION in ACS leads to a dramatic UNDERCOUNT of people on bikes.

Less than 50% commute by car alone, the rest are car free or car lite.

That’s the actual reality in Chicago.

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Old 10-23-18, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
Less than 50% commute by car alone, the rest are car free or car lite.

That’s the actual reality in Chicago.
What exactly is "car lite"?
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Old 10-25-18, 01:56 PM
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Very few bike lanes in Athens, Greece -- and the few that exist usually become parking spaces, but my neighborhood does allow cycling on the coastal sidewalk.... and even that doesn't stop some drivers from taking short cuts like the lady below which decided to take the sidewalk since there was less traffic! Too bad she didn't know that it narrowed and eventually led to a dead end for vehicles!

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Heh heh, she said Wacker, heh heh.

What I don't like about these "protected" bike lanes is when somebody does something like that, the bicyclists coming up on it get stuck or have to retrace a ways. There's a pretty thin line between protected and confined.
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