Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The Trail We’re On – Motorcycle Snob NYC

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In the event you marvel how the New York Town motor scooter scenario goes, right here’s your resolution:

Motor scooters will have to without a doubt have license plates, however I don’t see how that’s going to stay idiots from using them at the sidewalks–subsequent time anyone in a car with a registration number plate does one thing reckless, pass forward and speak to 911 with a plate quantity and spot how that works out for you.

In some way I’ve virtually come to love the motor scooters as a result of they’re the only factor everybody within the town turns out to agree on; just about everybody hates them, or even the protected boulevard advocates don’t truly appear to shield them anymore. But even so blackouts and terrorist assaults, motor scooters look like just about the one factor that may convey New Yorkers in combination. On this sense they’re turning into a logo of team spirit, and I feel this gentleman speaks for all people:

[“What are you, meshugeneh?”]

Please word on the other hand that I mentioned “virtually,” and most commonly I simply hate* them as a result of they’re ruining the motorcycle paths and usually suck ass:

*[I don’t intrinsically hate motor scooters, I think they’re great in the road where they belong, I just hate them the way people in New York use them, which in keeping with the way we do most things here is completely ass-backwards.]

They run the fuck out of the crimson lighting fixtures, too, and as an enlightened motorist who’s usually prone to provide someone else who’s now not using a automotive numerous wiggle room I will be able to best conclude that a majority of these other folks merely wish to die.

One more reason to nearly like motor scooters is that New Yorkers’ expanding hatred of them (in addition to the e-bikes and e-scooters and different fast-moving nuisance gadgets which might be usually related to them) would possibly in the end be distracting them from how a lot they used to hate common motorcycles:

Although I assume it’ll be that a lot tougher to get someone to make stronger new motorcycle lanes, which might be now not motorcycle lanes anyway, so it most likely doesn’t subject. ( Simply journey a standard motorcycle in a so-called “motorcycle lane” and depend how time and again anyone honks a kind of aggravating digital e-bike horns at you.) At this level we’d like separate e-bike lanes and common motorcycle lanes similar to we have now separate parkways and expressways for automobiles and vehicles, however excellent success imposing that. You’ll say license plates make it conceivable to split automobiles and vehicles, however in the long run it best works as a result of when you power a truck on a freeway in New York that is what occurs:

That Robert Moses was once fiendishly suave.

In the meantime, the day before today the driving force of an NYPD tow truck killed a tender kid whilst towing away some asshole’s automotive with bullshit out-of-state plates:

Who had racked up an outstanding choice of digicam tickets:

Towing a automotive with a shitload of tickets can be a win for license plates if best we had been in a position to take action with out killing a kid within the procedure. Whether or not it’s automobiles or scooters or anything, everybody all the time thinks they’ve the answer: Extra motorcycle lanes! Extra intersection daylighting! Eliminate the motorcycle lanes! Necessary registration and licensing for e-bikes! However after awhile it will get tougher and tougher to not interact in “New York exceptionalism” and conclude we’re uniquely silly and incapable of running any car in any scenario in a remotely competent means. We’re so dumb that when you banned the entirety apart from for public transportation we’d nonetheless arrange to run each and every different over with our grocery carts:

Excluding a Town Council member to suggest necessary grocery cart registration inside the subsequent 10 years.

Talking of existence in New York, how about a motorcycle trail between the George Washington Bridge and the Tappan Zee Mario Cuomo Bridge?

It is a massively standard space for cyclists, particularly because the Tappan Zee Mario Cuomo Bride motorcycle trail opened again in 2020 or no matter it was once, but but even so the bridge paths themselves there are just about no facilities for them excluding indicators ordering them to journey single-file:

The above makes it sound like everybody’s simply casually using as much as Canada, however principally it’s other folks doing the bridge loop by way of using up one aspect of the Hudson and down the opposite:

Anyway, I truly will have to have change into an city planner or no matter, as it certain turns out like simple cash:

I were given your find out about proper right here:

Simply give me 300 grand and we’ll name it even.

Satirically, it’s the individuals who lately journey 9W who stand to lose probably the most, since they’re virtually completely roadies and a trail filled with “normies” is probably not conducive to humorless high-speed paceline using. On the other hand none of it truly issues because it gained’t be lengthy till it’s taken over by way of motor scooters and nuisance gadgets.

Fuck it, I’m using the Previous Croton Aqueduct.



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