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[Bicycles] Bike lanes and cycling infrastructure in Victoria and the south Island


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#5081 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:27 PM

Saw a guy whipping down the sidewalk on one of those monowheel things yesterday, he was really moving, cool.  Braver than I.

 

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#5082 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:29 PM

I've still only seen one person riding the green bikes.  And I see less and less helmets with the bikes now, less than 2 months in.



#5083 nagel

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

I've still only seen one person riding the green bikes. And I see less and less helmets with the bikes now, less than 2 months in.


Your anecdotes are tired and lazy.

I spoke with the local guy who runs it. They are getting used enough, but really it’s the spring and summer that will be the litmus. Those bikes are essentially worthless. Bikes at Canadian tire cost more. It doesn’t take much for them to cover costs. But really, as a good capitalist boy, what do you care what a private company does?
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#5084 Nparker

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:07 PM

Saw a guy whipping down the sidewalk on one of those monowheel things yesterday, he was really moving...

Clearly, the CoV needs to invest is specialty infrastructure for single-wheeled transport. Those 2-wheeled folks think they own the bike lanes.



#5085 Mike K.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:22 AM

I’ve NEVER seen anyone riding those bikes but I do see them popping up here and there. Very few have helmets now.

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#5086 sdwright.vic

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:49 AM

I saw a homeless guy with one. He seemed to of started modifying it to suit his needs.
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#5087 shoeflack

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Posted Yesterday, 08:41 AM

If you hang out front of Market on Yates for any real period of time, you'll see these bikes used. I often see folks tossing their groceries in the front basket and riding off. Just the other day there was 8 of them parked out front at the after work rush. But ya...helmets...questionable.


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#5088 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Yesterday, 08:42 AM

Your anecdotes are tired and lazy.
 

 

 

 

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#5089 Bingo

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Posted Yesterday, 09:38 AM

Your anecdotes are tired and lazy.

VHF is well versed on a number of topics, not like some who come on here only for their pet project.

I happen to differ with him on the E&N debate, but he has other tidbit topics that stir the imagination, and that keeps me viewing.

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#5090 Mr.B

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Posted Yesterday, 09:54 AM

I’ve NEVER seen anyone riding those bikes but I do see them popping up here and there. Very few have helmets now.

 

Given the time of year l'm still seeing people riding these things... also seems people have adopted bikes as their 'own' as l'm seeing 2-3 bikes parked in front of the office daily now. 



#5091 nerka

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Posted Yesterday, 12:29 PM

I’ve NEVER seen anyone riding those bikes but I do see them popping up here and there. Very few have helmets now.

I've seen dozens in action so far and also observed quite a few appearing and disappearing in my neighbourhood presumably indicating use.

 

I wonder if people use them as a way to get home from the pub and save on taxi fare.  Not advocating biking under the influence but I'd rather have drunks behind the handlebars than behind the wheel.



#5092 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 12:55 PM

...I'd rather have drunks behind the handlebars than behind the wheel.

Then this might prove problematic...

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#5093 spanky123

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 PM

Your anecdotes are tired and lazy.

I spoke with the local guy who runs it. They are getting used enough, but really it’s the spring and summer that will be the litmus. Those bikes are essentially worthless. Bikes at Canadian tire cost more. It doesn’t take much for them to cover costs. But really, as a good capitalist boy, what do you care what a private company does?

 

Isn't the person who "runs it" a local gal?



#5094 nagel

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Posted Yesterday, 01:29 PM

No.



 



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