Author Topic: Cycle lane or another sad joke  (Read 7951 times)

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Offline DaveB

Re: Cycle lane or another sad joke
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 11:04:15 pm »
And then there is Chicago, with it's "bicycle friendly" Mayor.  

Many main streets there have bike lanes.  However, the lay-out is; a parking lane against the curb, then a bike lane on the traffic side of the parking lane, then the car/truck/bus lane.  So, every time a car pulls into or out of a parking spot, they cross directly over the bike lane.  Most drivers do it with out even a glance to see if there is a bicycle there.  Then, of course, at every intersection any car turning right also cuts across the bike lane.

Another example of bike lanes designed by those who don't ride and who will never understand the needs of those who do.

    

Offline Tourista829

Re: Cycle lane or another sad joke
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2010, 09:11:36 pm »
Tony, it is called Rednecks and they are as plentiful as the Gators. They too are on the side of the road.

Offline tonythomson

Re: Cycle lane or another sad joke
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2010, 05:34:20 am »
Tony, it is called Rednecks and they are as plentiful as the Gators. They too are on the side of the road.

But I love  Rednecks  :o if they are being a pain I go over in my best English accent and just talk to them.  They have all been apologetic.  "AAW sorry man" I asked one bunch of five - smiling & friendly - if they planned on going to the bar that night and boasting to their friends as to how tough they are, 5 of them picking on a grey haired old granddad, on his own, in a strange land? I added "well I'm from England and you've let yourself down and your country" shook their hands and rode off to "AAW sorry man"    Still makes me laugh.

Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline Tourista829

Re: Cycle lane or another sad joke
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2010, 12:06:31 am »
Tony, you are something else, we need more people, like you, with your sense of humor. You are also very lucky indeed.