Roolz of the Rode

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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 08 Mar 2018, 15:44

Aresen wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 15:26
Driving on the highway this morning, there was very slow traffic in the right lane, so I pulled into the left lane.

Unfortunately, there was a lane hog in the left lane. I was at the tail end of ten cars,

So, I am following along the line in front of me when someone in a white pickup comes up behind me and starts flashing his headlights. The right lane was plugged, there are ten cars in front of me, there is nowhere I can go.

WTF, asshole? You can see over me. You know I can do nothing.

So why do you keep flashing your headlights?

It took great restraint not to brake-check him.
YOU can get out of HIS way, and whether that makes his situation better doesn't make any difference to him. He'll just flash his lights at the people in front of him then. Maybe then he can teach those people a lesson!
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 08 Mar 2018, 15:51

We had a couple inches of snow overnight on Tuesday night. So of course there are the people who are driving to work on Wednesday with their entire back window covered in snow, because they can't take the 30 seconds it takes to push the snow off their car.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Aresen » 08 Mar 2018, 16:12

Highway wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 15:44
Aresen wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 15:26
Driving on the highway this morning, there was very slow traffic in the right lane, so I pulled into the left lane.

Unfortunately, there was a lane hog in the left lane. I was at the tail end of ten cars,

So, I am following along the line in front of me when someone in a white pickup comes up behind me and starts flashing his headlights. The right lane was plugged, there are ten cars in front of me, there is nowhere I can go.

WTF, asshole? You can see over me. You know I can do nothing.

So why do you keep flashing your headlights?

It took great restraint not to brake-check him.
YOU can get out of HIS way, and whether that makes his situation better doesn't make any difference to him. He'll just flash his lights at the people in front of him then. Maybe then he can teach those people a lesson!
I could not get out of the way. There were vehicles beside me in the right lane (two lanes only.)
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by dhex » 08 Mar 2018, 16:33

Highway wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 15:51
We had a couple inches of snow overnight on Tuesday night. So of course there are the people who are driving to work on Wednesday with their entire back window covered in snow, because they can't take the 30 seconds it takes to push the snow off their car.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Kwix » 08 Mar 2018, 17:54

Highway wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 15:51
We had a couple inches of snow overnight on Tuesday night. So of course there are the people who are driving to work on Wednesday with their entire back window covered in snow, because they can't take the 30 seconds it takes to push the snow off their car.
You don't need to look behind you to drive, duh.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by nicole » 19 Apr 2018, 10:27

If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... id-humans/
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Aresen » 19 Apr 2018, 10:44

nicole wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 10:27
If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... id-humans/
Victoria has a large senior population who have motorized wheelchairs. They careen along the downtown sidewalks like kids on skateboards. Throw in the compromised reaction time and co-ordination of seniors and it's a rare visit downtown that I don't have to jump out of the way of one of them. (As a bonus, many of them have an attitude they are entitled to do so because of their age.)
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by nicole » 19 Apr 2018, 10:50

Aresen wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 10:44
nicole wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 10:27
If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... id-humans/
Victoria has a large senior population who have motorized wheelchairs. They careen along the downtown sidewalks like kids on skateboards. Throw in the compromised reaction time and co-ordination of seniors and it's a rare visit downtown that I don't have to jump out of the way of one of them. (As a bonus, many of them have an attitude they are entitled to do so because of their age.)
I have one non-senior guy in my neighborhood who drives a wheelchair like that. But -- he usually does it in a bike lane!
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by JD » 19 Apr 2018, 11:26

nicole wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 10:27
If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... id-humans/
People are already absolutely fucking terrible with electric scooters in NYC. They routinely ride them the wrong way on streets, run red lights, ride them on the sidewalk, etc. except of course they're almost as fast as gasoline scooters.

I will concede that the city and state governments have not done anything to help, though. My understanding is that the local position is that any vehicle with a motor must be registered and have a license plate, and you must have an operator's license. However, they won't register electric scooters, so there isn't any way to operate one legally even if you wanted to. But then the city doesn't enforce the rules either, leading to a worst-of-all-worlds situation.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 19 Apr 2018, 11:28

I'm more and more in favor of cycle tracks, and think that other vehicles like this should be in cycle tracks. Like there should be an 8 mph limit on sidewalks, and anyone faster than that should be in the cycle tracks. But I also think that wider sidewalks would help to deal with this kind of thing as well.

Unfortunately it's a chicken-egg circular problem. There's not enough demand for cycle tracks, because not enough people bike or use a scooter, but there's nobody using a bike or scooter because there's nowhere they feel safe riding them because there's not cycle tracks. I have seen surveys that show that people are more confident riding even where there aren't cycle tracks if there are some cycle tracks that they use. But right now, it's a super tough sale to take away car lanes, even almost completely unused ones, to provide more space to other modes. But the buildings ain't moving. If we want to provide bikeways, it's gotta come from something else.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by nicole » 19 Apr 2018, 11:56

I find wider sidewalks make it worse because they're what make people think they can ride a bike on the sidewalk at all.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Warren » 19 Apr 2018, 12:31

nicole wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 10:27
If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... id-humans/
The long line to present citizen comment swung between disability and pedestrian-rights activists to scooter fans in hoodies. “I think the scooters run amok are actually a plot of the young people to kill off all us old farts so they can have our rent-controlled apartments,” said Fran Taylor, a San Francisco resident at the hearing.
LOL So many layers to enjoy. I hope they proliferate everywhere, save a 10' radius around nicole :P
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 19 Apr 2018, 12:48

nicole wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 11:56
I find wider sidewalks make it worse because they're what make people think they can ride a bike on the sidewalk at all.
A lot of the time, it's prohibited because the sidewalks aren't wide enough. That is, in places where it is prohibited at all, which is fairly rare outside of city centers. But again, it's because it's relatively rare that it's a problem. If there were more cyclists, there would be more impetus to allocate space for them.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by nicole » 26 Apr 2018, 12:20

Christian Britschgi wrote:Miraculously, I did not die. Nor did any pedestrians die. The forces of gentrification were neither spurred nor stalled by my ride. I was simply able to safely and uneventfully navigate to work around the morning crowd of walkers and joggers travelling along Washington D.C.'s Connecticut Ave.
But how many of those joggers and walkers wanted to push you into traffic, hmm

https://reason.com/blog/2018/04/26/bese ... ents-night

Seriously, there's nothing "strange" about pedestrians not wanting motorized vehicles on sidewalks.
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