Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

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Re: Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

Post by Smashter » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:09 am

I've officially left NYC and won't be back anytime soon. Here are my final Citi bike stats according to my dashboard.

Number of trips: 156
Total usage time: 81 hours, 15 minutes, 42 seconds
Distance traveled: 605.9 miles
Gas saved (estimated): 25.1 gallons
CO2 reduced (estimated): 492.1 lbs

Here's hoping I get just as much use out of Chicago's Divvy bike system.

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Re: Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

Post by vexed87 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:16 am

How long have you been using the scheme?

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Re: Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

Post by Smashter » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:07 am

I used it for about 10 months.

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Re: Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

Post by Jason » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:01 pm

Hopefully you are not young and caucasian.

https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/nyc-shoul ... -on-bikes/

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Re: Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

Post by vexed87 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:50 pm

Stupid article. The reason bike culture is dominated by young males is because they are more inclined to be aggressive (brave) enough to mix with motor traffic. Better infra is nessecary to enable those who are put off mixing with motors to adopt cycling, such has already been achieved in Copenhagen/Amsterdam.

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Re: Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

Post by Smashter » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:25 pm

Ha, what a sanctimonious ass that author is. There were absolutely some overly aggressive riders who followed 0 traffic laws, but it's not like pedestrians don't generally act the same way. It's NYC!

It's funny that he mentions pedestrians being afraid of bikers. While that might be the case for some, it was the inverse for me. I had many near accidents caused by oblivious dummies stepping in front of me while looking at their phone. I would say, on the whole, I was more worried about dumb pedestrians while riding through Manhattan than bad drivers.

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Re: Citi Bike for NYC Commute?

Post by vexed87 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:10 am

Smashter wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:25 pm
Ha, what a sanctimonious ass that author is. There were absolutely some overly aggressive riders who followed 0 traffic laws, but it's not like pedestrians don't generally act the same way. It's NYC!

It's funny that he mentions pedestrians being afraid of bikers. While that might be the case for some, it was the inverse for me. I had many near accidents caused by oblivious dummies stepping in front of me while looking at their phone. I would say, on the whole, I was more worried about dumb pedestrians while riding through Manhattan than bad drivers.
Equally, the chances of a ped being killed by an idiot rule breaking cyclist is far lower than the idiot rule breaker behind the wheel of a car. It's just physics. Most traffic rules are in place because of the harm an errant driver can commit, which is really not same as rogue cyclist. The potential for harm is much lower.

The only people I've met who had strong feelings against cyclist rule breakers simply had a chip on their shoulder. 95% of people I meet have no problem with cyclists using the roads, that's not to say that most non-cyclist don't fall victim to the minority group association bias, (all cyclists are red light jumpers, because they once witnessed a guy doing it) but are generally accepting of correction once their irrational view points are pointed out.

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