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post #51 of 63
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What's wrong with bike lanes? Most countries have them...
I have never seen a bike using a bike lane. Thats more room we, here in america, could use for our SUVs!
post #52 of 63
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I have never seen a bike using a bike lane. Thats more room we, here in america, could use for our SUVs!
I kinda assumed inherent laziness might rule

In Holland (or Den Hague at least), the cycle lanes are more dangerous than the roads!
post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
I see. So in the US, they're also not legal to ride on either the streets or the sidewalks? I mean, since they cannot be classified as a motor vehicle (as they do not meet regulations), nor are they a pedal-powered bike/scooter either?
Depends on your state. In New York, yes they are a motor vehicle legally and cannot be ridden on pavements. They're legal in something like 30 states.

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I have never seen a bike using a bike lane. Thats more room we, here in america, could use for our SUVs!
We use them all the time. They tend to be green painted strips on the side of the road.
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Way to take people's rights Britain... again.
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post #55 of 63
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I kinda assumed inherent laziness might rule

In Holland (or Den Hague at least), the cycle lanes are more dangerous than the roads!
Define dangerous? I also live in Holland and the bike lanes work just fine here, and we don't have to wear ****ty helmets while we are at it I don't see why Den Haag would be different the the rest of Holland? Never cycled there personally though

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nvm I see you meant it in a positive way because we have so many cyclists... I thought you were bashing bikelanes lol
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Segways are rediculous and i don't believe they're that safe. It appears a difficult thing to control and master. Could be riding it fine one moment, then suddenly lose your balance (gust of wind, startled, etc) and send it veering off a cliff (*ahem*)

Also quite surprised the government hasn't made it a legal requirement to have them taxed, MOT'ed and insured, lol.
I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not, but the owner of the Segway company died from falling off a cliff... while riding his Segway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Heselden
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Way to take people's rights Britain... again.
There were no rights in the first place. Segways are dangerous on pavements, since they can go pretty quickly and weigh a fair bit (no vehicle has ever been allowed faster than 4mph on pavements), and no attempt has been made by Segway to license them for the road.

We in the UK tend to believe that you should have the rights to do whatever you want, except when it infringes upon the rights of others.

Being a menace on the pavements or slowing drivers down in the road are both antisocial things to do. The only reason we allow disabled people to use them is because they *need* to use them. Even then, we don't allow ridiculous contraptions such as this:



Anyway, what happened to my right to walk around with slabs of red cylindrical plasticine strapped to my chest, along with a few wires and a clock?
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i takes the bike lane up everyday to school up here in the land of beavers and igloos.
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I have never seen a bike using a bike lane. Thats more room we, here in america, could use for our SUVs!
In my experience, bike lanes in the US are only built for political show and are extremely useless for cyclists. They'll usually go for about a mile or two and end in the middle of nowhere, on a busy highway that I wouldn't dare take my slow flesh & bone ass on going 20mph and trying not to be a hood ornament on an Escalade being driven by some woman with a cell phone in one hand, a latte in the other, and an ankle-biter on her lap.
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Way to take people's rights Britain... again.
You have no inherent rights in Britain. Citizens of the UK are subjects and are given privileges.
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