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09-26-22, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Inisfallen

I'm hardly a "wannabe racer boy." I'm a...

I'm hardly a "wannabe racer boy." I'm a sixty-something year old bike commuter, riding regularly between Brooklyn and Manhattan on a folding bike.

And if your ebike or trike is legal on trails...
09-25-22, 11:42 AM
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Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

Well, the police at the Manhattan end of the...

Well, the police at the Manhattan end of the Manhattan Bridge are gone. So all the electric biks and ICE vehicles are back. It was nice while it lasted.

Also, my return route, when commuting,...
09-07-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

I don't know what the horsepower measurements are...

I don't know what the horsepower measurements are for the various kinds of ebikes, scooters, internal combustion scooters, and actual motorcycles competing for bicycles on the bike paths of my city,...
09-05-22, 10:43 AM
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Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

Updating this, more than a year after my last...

Updating this, more than a year after my last post.

On Friday, I was on my usually commute to work (Brooklyn to midtown west Manhattan, via the Manhattan Bridge).

The usual number of electric...
08-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

Glad to hear that's true where you live. It's...

Glad to hear that's true where you live. It's not true here.

https://abc7ny.com/7-on-your-side-investigates-e-scooters-electric-scooters-pedestrians-struck/10771051/
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08-09-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 84
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Posted By Inisfallen

Knuckleheads are the reason we have to have laws,...

Knuckleheads are the reason we have to have laws, and police.
08-09-21, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Inisfallen

I'm not taking a political position here (I won't...

I'm not taking a political position here (I won't say to which party I belong, or for whom I voted), but surely we can all agree that police departments should not be policy-makers, and that those...
08-08-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

And maybe you've got good reason for that, but we...

And maybe you've got good reason for that, but we here in NYC are living in a city that's essentially unpoliced. There is no traffic enforcement, including enforcement of regulations restricting...
08-07-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

Update -- The NYPD still isn't getting...

Update --

The NYPD still isn't getting involved in policing this issue at all:

https://nypost.com/2021/08/05/scooter-jerks-break-road-rules-in-front-of-nypd-at-safe-streets-press-conference/
07-29-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

It's not just jerks with mommy's credit card. ...

It's not just jerks with mommy's credit card. For some reason, electric scooters (the standup kind) have become a fashion among the finance bros. And they buy big ones, with serious motors. Those...
07-29-21, 07:57 AM
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Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

I'm fine with Harley-Davidsons on the bike paths....

I'm fine with Harley-Davidsons on the bike paths. They can't go fast enough to be a problem. ;)
07-29-21, 07:54 AM
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Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/greenway_sign_c12be7370fe3eb2d89f931e18fbf24edd1d14efa.jpg

Here's the sign on Manhattan's west side greenway.

It is, of course,...
06-18-21, 09:47 AM
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Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated...

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated city of nine million people, built for the most part on islands (meaning that the only direction for expansion is up), into which (COVID aside)...
06-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the...

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the Manhattan waterfront greenway. The west side greenway is my standard route home from work, and I see the signs every night. I won't be back on the...
05-25-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

That's a line that doesn't work. Road-going...

That's a line that doesn't work. Road-going electric scooters, some capable of freeway-legal speeds, and all of which are required to be registered and insured, and possess and display license...
05-25-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

I don't really have an issue with ebikes on our...

I don't really have an issue with ebikes on our local greenways, or in our bike paths in general, if the operator is behaving responsibly (even though my sixty-whatever year old, artificially jointed...
05-25-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

I absolutely do have a problem with electric...

I absolutely do have a problem with electric vehicles going too fast, the wrong way, in the dark, without lights, in the bike paths I use just about every night.
05-24-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

Good point. Yes, I know the difference. The...

Good point. Yes, I know the difference. The delivery riders are almost always riding what you refer to as "throtte e-bikes." They're very different from the pedal assist e-bikes. They're much...
05-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,977
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of...

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of its greenways. The Hudson River Greenway has prominent signage indicating that e-bikes are prohibited.

In the best of times, the ban isn't enforced....
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