Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Advocacy & Safety
Reload this Page >

WNYC got me: Manual bicycle ban in New York

Advocacy & Safety Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every public road, just as do all other users. Discuss your bicycle advocacy and safety concerns here.

WNYC got me: Manual bicycle ban in New York

Old 04-01-24, 09:58 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 23 Posts
WNYC got me: Manual bicycle ban in New York

Oh my goodness guys I almost just had an anuerysm listening to the Brian Lehrer show; he said they were imposing a ban on manual bikes and only e-bikes would be allowed because of public safety, health, etc.

I was so mad for about 3 minutes and then I remembered what today is and now I'm cracking up. Anyway I just had to unpack that real quick; can you imagine if that were real?
jasoninohio is offline  
Likes For jasoninohio:
Old 04-01-24, 12:06 PM
Senior Member
work4bike's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlantic Beach Florida
Posts: 1,955
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3820 Post(s)
Liked 1,066 Times in 805 Posts
I was getting ready to have a fit
work4bike is offline  
Old 04-01-24, 03:18 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Posts: 38,917

Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter

Mentioned: 140 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5893 Post(s)
Liked 2,755 Times in 1,538 Posts
The problem in the USA today is that April Fools pranks are now too credible.
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

Just because I'm tired of arguing, doesn't mean you're right.

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline  
Likes For FBinNY:
Old 04-03-24, 05:25 AM
Senior Member
indyfabz's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 39,456
Mentioned: 211 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18504 Post(s)
Liked 15,817 Times in 7,427 Posts
Originally Posted by FBinNY
The problem in the USA today is that April Fools pranks are now too credible.
IKR. One that got me many years ago was in Adventure Cycling’s magazine. There was a short review of a book detailing the history of the spoke nipple allegedly written by a Swede. The review was written very convincingly, and I could imagine some bike dork writing a book like that. It wasn’t until I read another absurd blurb on the same page that I realized what was going on. I emailed the organization to tell it “Good one!”. Someone wrote back to tell me lots of members had written to admit they had fallen for it.
indyfabz is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.