People are stupid and cars are fucking dangerous

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  1. Pasta88

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    Sean Avery fought the good fight against bike lane parkers every day on instagram live
     
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  2. Pasta88

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    I enjoy this youtube channel on urban planning, transit, and road design. It’s a Canadian guy who lives in Amsterdam and he’s a bit dorky and pretentious at times but maybe it’s hard to not be given the subject matter.



     
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  3. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Yeah drivers don’t give a fuck here in Houston. It’s why I mentioned how riding a bike here is crazy. They’ll absolutely run you over.
     
  4. Eamudo229

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    Love this and City Beautiful, great channels for urban planning discussions.
     
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  5. Pasta88

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  6. blotter

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    I moved to my grandparents old farmstead and found a box of obituaries they had collected over the years. It was amazing to see how many were car accident deaths.

    Generally agree most people have to push aside the reality of the danger for practical reasons
     
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  7. Champ

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    How can anyone even think about having an argument with this person? He can’t even fathom that not everyone uses an SUV to get from A to point B.
     
  8. The Banks

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    Organ donations went WAAAY down the year they mandated seatbelts, IIRC.
     
  9. bro

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  10. a.tramp

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    Why do so many people disregard the right-of-way at that intersection?
     
  11. PAHokie

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    Yeah what the fuck is going on there. Why does it seem like know one knows it’s a 2 way stop?
     
  12. ashy larry

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    saw this on the TL and was reminded of this thread

     
  13. racer

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    I only Jeep at the jeep park. Doing cool jumps and stuff.
     
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  15. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Dbl had a lot of posts about his love for “rolling coal” in the early years of this board. I hope they weren’t lost in the crash.
     
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    I had to look up rolling coal.

    Now I’m depressed.
     
  17. prerecordedlive

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    Dbl, you’re generally a good guy and I like you a lot but you’re a complete cunt about cyclists and I genuinely don’t understand how I can happen across multiple threads with how infrequently I post and rest assured you have 90 posts in each struggling to get your point across. Give it a rest.
     
  18. Name P. Redacted

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    Anytime I see a cyclist on the road it reminds me of DBL bitching about how the escape from his suburban hellscape is delayed by five minutes and it makes me laugh.
     
  19. El Tiburon

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    I think I found a cyclist that we can all agree was being a selfish fucking dickhead:

    My son’s elementary school is located immediately to the east of our gated community. The road that borders the community runs east-west and features traffic circles at each end. In the mornings from about 7:20 to about 8:00, there is a shit ton of traffic related to parent drop-off at the elementary. Keep in mind that it in addition to that east-west road there are parents coming from other directions and flowing into the traffic circles.

    So at peak drop-off time with the road jammed and the traffic circle nearest to the school backed up, I get stopped by the school crossing guard as it’s my turn to enter. I see no pedestrians or even other traffic in the circle, but what I do see is an older guy in his Tour de France cycling uniform occupying the very center of the the two lanes in the circle and glancing at his Apple Watch or Fitbit like he’s marking his time. He had traffic backed up in all directions while he circled a couple of times before heading off to who knows where. Fuck that asshole.
     
  20. tjsblue

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    He really is training for the Tour FYI. The Champs-Elysees has a traffic circle and is the traditional end of the tour. :wink:
     
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  21. Pasta88

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    The problem isn’t the cyclist (even if he may be a hardo), it’s all the parents individually driving their children to school rather than having the kids take some form of public transportation. If there’s a lack of transportation then it’s the fault of the school board, city, state, etc. But in general, individual driver complaints should be at the very bottom of the totem pole.
     
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  22. Where Eagles Dare

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    Not completely true. They can use their discretion and not use a bike lane for a variety of safety reason
     
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  23. IV

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    appreciate you completely ignoring 70 years of lobbying by the auto industry to make this happen
     
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  24. Pasta88

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    Included in the etc.
     
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  25. IV

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    too low
     
  26. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Isn’t there a shortage of bus drivers now?
     
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  27. IV

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    Pile on Pasta!
     
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  28. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I didn’t mean it like that but I’ve seen some articles around here about how there’s a shortage of school bus drivers now due to Covid.
     
  29. IV

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    I know we just both started in on him
     
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  30. Hoss Bonaventure

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  31. IV

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  32. Hoss Bonaventure

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    He’s not wrong tho.
     
  33. El Tiburon

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    But he is. You can’t invent an alternate reality and then defend the asshole bicyclist based on that. It’s like saying, “Well sure the driver shouldn’t have been texting and driving, but the real villain is the Department of Transportation because there’s nothing wrong with texting and he wouldn’t have to be be driving at the time he ran over those pedestrians if there had been better bus and train service!”
     
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  34. a.tramp

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    Pretty simple concept really. If school bussing and public transportation were not looked upon as a marginalized service for marginalized people, the funding, pay, and benefits for the position would be considerably higher for drivers and their would not be a shortage of drivers. But as it is in the US, it is a highly undesirable service for people that obviously have not heard of bootstraps or are too lazy to care about bootstraps. We will scrap together a near minimum wage package to get the drivers we need.
     
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  35. Bo Pelinis

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    Like there's always a better reality with fewer negative externalities but that doesn't make someone less of an inconsiderate dick if they act like a dick in our current reality.
     
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  36. Bo Pelinis

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    Also there are plenty of kids that live close enough to a school to not be near a bus stop but are too far or young to walk or ride a bike.
     
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  37. miles

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    The cops let him leave the scene with his parents without even giving him so much as a citation

    lol holy shit
     
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  38. skiedfrillet

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    fuck that troglodyte at the end who just left the dog whimpering in the street. good on that 3rd party for picking it up
     
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  39. Pasta88

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    Agreed, but the standard for a cyclist to be considered a dick is incredibly low for a lot of people. Even in this example, old man Lance Armstrong is only guilty of cycling slow in a roundabout during what happened to be peak school traffic hours. I wouldn’t call that being an inconsiderate dick :idk:
     
  40. Bo Pelinis

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    He went around a few times. That's a mega dick. That's like a Jackass skit tbh
     
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  41. Hoss Bonaventure

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    He’s not wrong as in more public transportation would help but it’s not really doable now.
     
  42. El Tiburon

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    If you don’t think disrupting 200 or so people trying to commute to work and drop off their kids during peak traffic hours so you can enjoy your hobby in the middle of the fucking road so no other cars can even go around you not being inconsiderate, you might want to get yourself tested for autism.
     
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  43. TC

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    Any #Massachusetts Minutemen on here? Apparently that campus is dangerous af for a pedestrian. A friend of mine's mom was run over a few months ago, and he's been posting articles ever since. Like multiple people get killed on this same road every year.
     
  44. racer

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    Ask Maura Murray
     
  45. Iron Mickey

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    I stopped road cycling after two acquaintances died in the past six months

    pretty cool that it’s your healthy, harmless hobby, or your life for someone else’s convenience

    edit: died sort of undersells it. Were struck by cars and killed instantly or, worse, slowly while loved ones searched for them
     
  46. El Tiburon

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    Man, unrelated to any dickishness that otherwise populates this thread, a local 14 year old kid here had a freakish accident on his bike on Monday night and died. From the sounds of it he was riding home at night and hit a branch or something on the sidewalk causing him to fall and tumble down an embankment. The mom was at her wit’s end when he didn’t come home that night and wouldn’t answer his phone. They found him in the woods yesterday morning. Fucking terrible.
     
  47. Iron Mickey

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    this is more or less what happened to the latter I mentioned. Except the branch was a truck who hit and ran. She died of exposure in a ravine.
     
  48. El Tiburon

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    That’s horrible.
     
  49. Iron Mickey

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    yeah
     
  50. CaneKnight

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    I couldn’t imagine being such a disgusting piece of shit that I just hit another human and drive off. Anyone who does shit like that deserves to the blood eagle done to them
     
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