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I tried the search feature, and it isn't working.  I'm sure this is a common gripe. But why can't the city do anything about all the cars double parked in the bike lane.  ESPECIALLY UPS, FedEx, and USPS.  I could gather 4 or 5 pictures daily of these guys double parked in an obvious bike lane.

Maybe that is what I should do.  Start stopping and taking pictures with my cell. Then writing to the owners of companies.

"Forcing bikes to quickly merge with traffic is dangerous.  The city has created these wonderfully useful "Bike lanes"  however, we are unable to use them, because you keep parking your delivery trucks in them.  This is not a delivery lane. It is a bike lane.  Please instruct your drivers that this is unsafe, and Illegal."

Now if we could just get the CPD to do something about it.

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Fully half of my commuting miles are between sunset and sunrise, do I count as a cyclist who rides at night?

By the way, it's their (not thier) and you probably mean than (not then). Do you get it now?


Michael A said:

I love it when people say to deliver it at night, what about the cyclists who ride at night? It is better to have the trucks block THIER way then yours, I get it now

Better!

notoriousDUG said:

There, I changed it.

I expect nothing but sunshine and happiness to rain down upon me now.

h' 1.0 said:

We established long ago that your Mr. Yuck Avatar was making you seem hostile.

Weren't you planning to change it to puppies or kitties or something?



notoriousDUG said:

How am I attacking you as a person?  Because I want you to provide solutions not just complaints? 

Whew. I am in my place now.
There are enough people who are always right that I no longer feel the need to frequent the Chainlink to be around more.

This will most likely be my final post on this thread.

dammit.

h' 1.0 said:

Better!

notoriousDUG said:

There, I changed it.

I expect nothing but sunshine and happiness to rain down upon me now.

h' 1.0 said:

We established long ago that your Mr. Yuck Avatar was making you seem hostile.

Weren't you planning to change it to puppies or kitties or something?



notoriousDUG said:

How am I attacking you as a person?  Because I want you to provide solutions not just complaints? 

Janet?

Let's just condense this to one reply, shall we.

I figured that your issue was having to go around the trucks; it is trued I assumed that to be the case but if that were not the issue why else would you be complaining about the trucks?  Do you just feel that strongly about the law?

Disagreeing with you about double parked trucks not being a big deal or a serious hazard is not nay saying it is disagreeing with you.  I do plenty of constructive things for the cycling community, not liking your idea does not somehow discount the rest of the things I do...

Based on your suggestions I would guess you do not have much experience with logistics or running a business.  I am assuming this because your solutions all involve things that either make life hard for a business owner and the delivery companies or cost them money. I could be wrong about that one, you could have tons of experience running a business and just not be very good at it.

I always love it when the whole things ends up with the age old, 'you don;t agree with me so I'm out of here.  If you are not willing to stand up for ideas when they are seriously questioned you either don't have a lot of faith in them or they are not very good. I mean this is your response to me bringing up valid reasons your ideas are not that practical, take your ball and go home?  How about you come up with a new suggestion or actually think about the whole thing and maybe understand the current system is a good compromise.

Michael J Blane 6.5 said:

Whew. I am in my place now.
There are enough people who are always right that I no longer feel the need to frequent the Chainlink to be around more.

This will most likely be my final post on this thread.

I'm taking my Malort and going home.

Yet another glorious, trivial C-Link thread, thanks for the chuckles.  Must be nice to have only the issue of having to ride around double parked trucks to worry about in life.

Cheers!

Next time I see you Dug a shot of Malort is coming your way.

notoriousDUG said:

Let's just condense this to one reply, shall we.

I figured that your issue was having to go around the trucks; it is trued I assumed that to be the case but if that were not the issue why else would you be complaining about the trucks?  Do you just feel that strongly about the law?

Disagreeing with you about double parked trucks not being a big deal or a serious hazard is not nay saying it is disagreeing with you.  I do plenty of constructive things for the cycling community, not liking your idea does not somehow discount the rest of the things I do...

Based on your suggestions I would guess you do not have much experience with logistics or running a business.  I am assuming this because your solutions all involve things that either make life hard for a business owner and the delivery companies or cost them money. I could be wrong about that one, you could have tons of experience running a business and just not be very good at it.

I always love it when the whole things ends up with the age old, 'you don;t agree with me so I'm out of here.  If you are not willing to stand up for ideas when they are seriously questioned you either don't have a lot of faith in them or they are not very good. I mean this is your response to me bringing up valid reasons your ideas are not that practical, take your ball and go home?  How about you come up with a new suggestion or actually think about the whole thing and maybe understand the current system is a good compromise.

Michael J Blane 6.5 said:

Whew. I am in my place now.
There are enough people who are always right that I no longer feel the need to frequent the Chainlink to be around more.

This will most likely be my final post on this thread.


Im not sure if that is a treat or a threat :P


Craig S. said:

I'm taking my Malort and going home.

Yet another glorious, trivial C-Link thread, thanks for the chuckles.  Must be nice to have only the issue of having to ride around double parked trucks to worry about in life.

Cheers!

Next time I see you Dug a shot of Malort is coming your way.


Now I'm confused; I keep looking at your posts and being all like, 'I never said that... oh.....'

h' 1.0 said:

Janet?

  Much better for the environment if these hard working delivery men can quickly and efficiently make their rounds.  Try to imagine the waste of time fuel and effort if every stop required parking, locking up and then hiking the freight with a hand truck from a (possibly) rented legal spot. Should they circle around and around searching for a spot to park a truck? Have you ever backed up a big truck? I'm not understanding the desire to bring a horrific level of inefficiency into our city, and a living hell into these workers lives. Why? Because I might have to turn my handlebars? Try on the other guys moccasins folks.

                      Very best regards, Tom 

exactly. 

Last time I checked, our city has these awesome inventions called "alleys".

Thomas Bruzan said:

  Much better for the environment if these hard working delivery men can quickly and efficiently make their rounds.  Try to imagine the waste of time fuel and effort if every stop required parking, locking up and then hiking the freight with a hand truck from a (possibly) rented legal spot. Should they circle around and around searching for a spot to park a truck? Have you ever backed up a big truck? I'm not understanding the desire to bring a horrific level of inefficiency into our city, and a living hell into these workers lives. Why? Because I might have to turn my handlebars? Try on the other guys moccasins folks.

                      Very best regards, Tom 

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