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09-30-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,705
Posted By bipedalconsumer

That story is so illustrative - there are so many...

That story is so illustrative - there are so many things you could say about the case, about the driver, about how certain history and interests have led to such an arguably perverse reliance on...
09-30-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,342
Posted By bipedalconsumer

In some way or other it seems that drivers have...

In some way or other it seems that drivers have always been given a special benefit of the doubt when operating big deadly machines - I suppose you never needed specialized training to ride a horse...
09-30-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,342
Posted By bipedalconsumer

"Cyclist killed by drunk driver" and "cyclist...

"Cyclist killed by drunk driver" and "cyclist killed by runaway truck" imply vastly different kinds of things - one puts criminal guilt squarely on a driver who may not even have been convicted,...
Forum: Northeast
09-30-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,280
Posted By bipedalconsumer

Yeah, that seems undoubtedly true for all types...

Yeah, that seems undoubtedly true for all types of users.

Cyclist deaths from traffic accidents rose by 10% last year...
09-30-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,705
Posted By bipedalconsumer

I just meant that I try to act according to...

I just meant that I try to act according to realistic expectations. In my opinion the driver was probably grossly negligent, but that fact didn't prevent the cyclist from being run down, nor would it...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,280
Posted By bipedalconsumer

Although the total number of crashes increased by...

Although the total number of crashes increased by 2, It would appear that removing (most) cars from the park has resulted in a 50% reduction in individual cyclists injured, a 400% increase in the...
09-29-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,705
Posted By bipedalconsumer

In a reasonable legal configuration designed to...

In a reasonable legal configuration designed to protect everyone using the road and to deter bad behaviour, accelerating a car with the sun in your eyes resulting in someone's injury could constitute...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,058
Posted By bipedalconsumer

On the other hand, I was almost run into in the...

On the other hand, I was almost run into in the crosswalk by a CitiBike running a red yesterday
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,058
Posted By bipedalconsumer

Perhaps, although his point is well taken -...

Perhaps, although his point is well taken - drivers could indeed be criminalized for recklessness at much lower thresholds and far more often if there were a political impetus to actually rework the...
09-26-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,342
Posted By bipedalconsumer

So far, society doesn't really seem to agree that...

So far, society doesn't really seem to agree that pedestrians have priority on streets - if drivers were required by law to be prepared for random pedestrians in the street and face criminal...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,058
Posted By bipedalconsumer

Maybe drivers are a privileged class (in NYC...

Maybe drivers are a privileged class (in NYC anyway - though I don't know if you consider a guy driving a bread truck or a taxi privileged.)

But this class largely came into existence as a larger...
Forum: Northeast
09-25-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,280
Posted By bipedalconsumer

I'm sure you do, but it's also hard to imagine...

I'm sure you do, but it's also hard to imagine that without the fear of enforcement many cyclists who ignore lights when there are more of them wouldn't do the same when there are fewer of them
Forum: Northeast
09-20-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,058
Posted By bipedalconsumer

Most pedestrians who absentmindedly wander into...

Most pedestrians who absentmindedly wander into bike lanes probably don't live here or are new, since they could be severely injured - those who deliberately do so while looking right at you assuming...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,280
Posted By bipedalconsumer

With regard to button-activated lights, the issue...

With regard to button-activated lights, the issue of tourists (and others...) crossing without activating the light would be very hard to address without perhaps some prominent signs and warnings......
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