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03-16-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I totally agree about roads being safer than bike...

I totally agree about roads being safer than bike paths, especially if you want to go a reasonable speed for a bike.

It's true that the term bike lane is often misused, but I wouldn't call it a...
03-16-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,065
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Well said. People double park mostly because...

Well said.

People double park mostly because they need to deliver or pickup someone or something. Yes we need laws to prohibit it, but I think complaining about vehicles in bike lanes is akin to...
03-16-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,065
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Figure of speech. You might be the most captious...

Figure of speech. You might be the most captious person I've ever encountered.



I understand it perfectly. That's a reason to get some justice, not a reason to complain about silly trivial...
03-16-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Bike lanes seem like a good idea at first, until...

Bike lanes seem like a good idea at first, until you realize the problems like lack of maintenance, debris collection, precarious road positioning they influence, and in general the ghetto treatment...
03-16-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,065
Posted By Ninety5rpm

You made me look it up. (p) Bicycles. ...

You made me look it up.

(p) Bicycles.
(1)Bicycle riders to use bicycle lanes. Whenever a usable path or lane for bicycles has been
provided, bicycle riders shall use such path or lane only...
03-16-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,065
Posted By Ninety5rpm

OMG, look how challenging this must be! ...

OMG, look how challenging this must be! :rolleyes:

http://s79f01z693v3ecoes3yyjsg1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Valencia1.0807.jpg

Where could a bicyclist possibly go? ...
03-16-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,065
Posted By Ninety5rpm

As if a cyclist leaving a bike lane to go around...

As if a cyclist leaving a bike lane to go around a double parked car is even a thing, much less comparable to a bus having to go around a car double-parked in a bus lane.

I mean, how lazy do you...
03-16-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Don't be silly. 15 mph is 22 feet per second. In...

Don't be silly. 15 mph is 22 feet per second. In 1.5 seconds, that's 33 feet. It doesn't take a god to traverse a diagonal path across a 12 foot lane within 33 feet of road length. It is easy. ...
03-16-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

At :32 the car is obviously slowing. So easy to...

At :32 the car is obviously slowing. So easy to look back, see it's clear, and move all the way over to the left of the car as it continues to slow. He doesn't slow at all in the video between :32...
03-16-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,065
Posted By Ninety5rpm

https://scontent.fhou1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17...

https://scontent.fhou1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17952866_1185591851549266_1797765543902977972_n.png?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeG5vzLW1pIA6ah0rOyZf6t3oNtp-l6YrTBNrEUF41JCcfiTsYeY-W11aALpKo8L1FNLQWbB3ulM...
03-16-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I didn't think it was necessary to note that you...

I didn't think it was necessary to note that you would only overtake on the left after first looking back and ensuring it's safe to move out there to do so. I do it all the time - it's not a...
03-16-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

The misleading nature about the technology by...

The misleading nature about the technology by those writing about it is astounding. Here is an article hand-wringing about the effect of solar storms disrupting GPS and thus rendering AVs dependent...
03-16-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

There are 50 companies registered to operate...

There are 50 companies registered to operate self-driving cars in California. Not all them are actually testing, but those categories of disengagements were culled from the reports of all reporting,...
03-15-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I'm not advising you, just saying what I would...

I'm not advising you, just saying what I would do. Ride without a helmet, and avoid group rides.
03-15-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I don't recall this new (Feb 28, 2018) ...

I don't recall this new (Feb 28, 2018) 360-degree video from Waymo being shared here yet. It explains their technology Be sure and move around as you watch it.
...
03-15-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

There probably could be a lot of benefit to...

There probably could be a lot of benefit to teaching people how to be safer from errant motorists, and from making their own errors, while walking.
03-15-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

For someone who is criticizing others for relying...

For someone who is criticizing others for relying on their beliefs too much, you sure are relying on a lot of assumptions... I know all of the clauses in your post that I bolded are false.
03-15-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Okay, I get your point, but I wasn't trying to...

Okay, I get your point, but I wasn't trying to wiggle out of anything. My point stands if the ratio of motorist to cyclist fault is 99:1, 1:99, or anything in between.

Some percentage of the time...
03-15-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

No, they did 90% in the first year. They were...

No, they did 90% in the first year. They were self-driving all over a number of routes in the bay area in 2010, just like the others like Cruise are doing now. I think Cruise is further along now...
03-15-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

First, it's not "only 10%" (I said "even if [it's...

First, it's not "only 10%" (I said "even if [it's only 10%]", and, second, I'm not ignoring the other 90% (or whatever surely smaller-than-90% it is). As I originally said, "...and even where...
03-15-18, 10:52 AM
03-15-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

No, I didn't have to take a class to learn that....

No, I didn't have to take a class to learn that. I just didn't call it "control and release" or "you have to lead the dance" before I took the class. But most cyclists I know don't do either.
03-15-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I watched that video once or twice. I did not...

I watched that video once or twice. I did not pay attention to the surroundings enough to recognize the street view is from the same area. So what? You're still not making any sense.

What does...
03-15-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Well said. However, I realize that it's possible...

Well said. However, I realize that it's possible that everyone but Waymo is underestimating the effort to get from Level 3 to Level 4 - Waymo has been at this since 2009, and has been very...
03-15-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Perhaps, but I don't know what you're talking...

Perhaps, but I don't know what you're talking about. That street view is not familiar to me (doesn't mean I've never seen it; just don't recall).
03-15-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I believe if someone just rode down the middle of...

I believe if someone just rode down the middle of the lane without communicating or cooperating with motorists what you imagine above might actually occur. I don't know for sure, because I haven't...
03-15-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Actually, no. -mr. bill[/QUOTE] That's not...

Actually, no.

-mr. bill[/QUOTE]
That's not a very productive response.

Perhaps we're using different notions of how often constitutes "often" in "often responsible for causing their own...
03-14-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Actually, cyclists and pedestrians are often...

Actually, cyclists and pedestrians are often responsible for causing their own deaths, and even where motorists were at fault some prudent defensive practices often would have saved the cyclists or...
03-14-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ninety5rpm

That's like asking a person who used to drink and...

That's like asking a person who used to drink and drive how sober driving has saved HIS life. He can't point to any particular situation and know how he would have behaved had he been drunk that...
03-14-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Let's hope not.

Let's hope not.
03-14-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I thought it was obvious in the OP that the...

I thought it was obvious in the OP that the title, "don't pass on the right", only applied where it matters - where vehicles may be turned right. I clarified this in Post #19, in bold: "don't pass...
03-14-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Oh, I'm not giving up. It's just my impression...

Oh, I'm not giving up. It's just my impression that Waymo has been doing this carefully for years without any particular hurry, getting it right. All these other guys are behind the curve and...
03-14-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

The bush confusion thing is really disturbing....

The bush confusion thing is really disturbing. Apparently they can't even drive by a bush a few times and teach the car that it's not a hazard. They need to physically prune it! Blacklisted...
03-14-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Even most cyclists I know conflate shoulders and...

Even most cyclists I know conflate shoulders and bike lanes. I've seen cops refer to shoulders as bike lanes and vice versa. Almost nobody pays attention to the difference, yet the law with respect...
03-14-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Huh? It is not OK to open your door without...

Huh?

It is not OK to open your door without looking first, but I still don't ride in door zones.
It is not OK to speed, but I still check for speeders before entering or crossing a street.
It is...
03-14-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I do share I-Like-To-Bike's skepticism if...

I do share I-Like-To-Bike's skepticism if applied specifically to Uber, Tesla, VW, GM Cruise, etc. That is, almost everyone except for Waymo. I think anyone working with Aurora Innovation is...
03-14-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I would assign responsibility for the crash about...

I would assign responsibility for the crash about like this:

75% INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN
25% MOTORIST

The configuration of that road is: MEDIAN, THROUGH/TURN TRAFFIC LANE, THROUGH/TURN BIKE...
03-14-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Agreed. I don't blame the cyclist. I blame the...

Agreed. I don't blame the cyclist. I blame the infrastructure. They'd never allow through traffic in a traffic lane to the right of a traffic lane that allows right turning traffic. It's insanity....
03-14-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Until you're sure the motorist won't turn right,...

Until you're sure the motorist won't turn right, yes, it's prudent to slow to stay behind and even stop (or pass on the left). It's easy. I do it all the time.

If it's a long line of cars with...
03-13-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Agree. They didn't look. They should've looked,...

Agree. They didn't look. They should've looked, but they didn't. But my point is this: wrong as it clearly is - it's typical for right-turning motorists in that situation to not look.

Same with...
03-12-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,637
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Fair enough, though a mirror on glasses or helmet...

Fair enough, though a mirror on glasses or helmet is probably even better than one on the bike.
03-12-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I'm no expert in AI, but I know enough to...

I'm no expert in AI, but I know enough to recognize nonsense when I see it. That letter is nonsense. But of the signatories, perhaps my favorite is the President of the Truck Safety Coalition, which...
03-12-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,637
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Just looking back at them and nodding takes care...

Just looking back at them and nodding takes care of that, to let them know you know they are there, as long as you do it in time (before they start getting annoyed). A mirror enables getting the...
03-12-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,637
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I can understand what you're saying in theory,...

I can understand what you're saying in theory, but I ride two abreast all the time and I've never encountered problems with it. It never occurred to me to think of it being adversarial, or that...
03-12-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,637
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Why not? If one bike may use the full lane,...

Why not?

If one bike may use the full lane, why can't a second bike use the available space next to that first cyclist?
03-12-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,637
Posted By Ninety5rpm

I typically ride far enough left such that there...

I typically ride far enough left such that there is plenty of room for another cyclist on my right.

What difference does it make to anyone else whether there is a cyclist in that space, or not?
...
03-12-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,637
Posted By Ninety5rpm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycles_May_Use_Ful...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycles_May_Use_Full_Lane#/media/File:MUTCD_R4-11.svg
^This.

Okay, I know the :commute: May Use Full Lane message hasn't quite gotten out to the entire cycling...
03-12-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ninety5rpm

The problem is that bike lanes are similar to...

The problem is that bike lanes are similar to shoulders, you can't blame drivers for treating them the same, and shoulders are not supposed to have traffic. Legally the cyclist has the right of way...
03-12-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Well, that wasn't easy, but I found it. ...

Well, that wasn't easy, but I found it.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2018/01/17/siberia-cold-weather-yakutia-region-bk-lon-orig.cnn
03-12-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 140,747
Posted By Ninety5rpm

Sadly, I read that ridiculous letter. Then I read...

Sadly, I read that ridiculous letter. Then I read the signatories. Not one has a background suggesting any understanding of the technology they fear. :rolleyes:
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