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New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

As an additional note competitive cycles do carry liability insurance and seem to be professional enough to show financial responsibility for their sport.
Imagine that...with no hate or bigotry as billdsd would like to define my opinion.

April 10, 2014 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

Billdsd: As usual, you completely miss the point. You're also trying to distort my words because you are incapable of forming a coherent argument based upon facts and logic.

Commus: not a single reference just another attempt at a personal smerar.

Billdsd: You clearly don't know what it's like to be poor in this town. It's been a while for me but I still remember.

Commus: again you do not know me. I will not parade my personal finances here as it is off topic and your typical method of attempting to attack credability instead of the topic. I have seen my share of poverty thank you in places with public transit many times worse than here.

Billdsd: The fact is that bicyclists are not a problem on the road, no matter how hard you try to pretend that they are. I'm sure that you'll keep pretending to be a victim though. That's what bigots always do.

Commus: fact only from your biased sources and from sources where you have filtered out the part unfavorable to you.

March 27, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?


billdsd: Not all poor people work in restaurants but a lot do.

commus: Not what you said.

bildsd: I did when I paid my own way through college working multiple jobs. I was poor in this city when I was in college. Have you ever been poor in this city?

commus: When tuition was dirt cheap unless you went to one of the private schools then that is your own fault. My finances are none of your business nor are they the topic. For that one I am unhappy as you have stepped over the line of propriety once again.

March 8, 2014 at 11:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

billdsd: You claimed that the CVC does not say that bicyclists can use the full lane when it is unsafe to ride far right. CVC 21202(a)(3) says precisely that,

commus: (1) never said any such thing. (2) Your generalization is incorrect. The paragrpah you cite is an excedption not a rule. The rule CVC 21202(a) states "Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed
less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction
at that time shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand
curb or edge of the roadway except under any of the following
situations:" Oh now is that full of hate?

billdsd: You do think you are too important. That's the only reason to be so upset with bicyclists. I see through your excuses. I've been listening the same childish excuses from anti-cyclists for decades.

commus: Again you do not know me. Everything you state is pure speculation. You cannot prove a word of it.

billdsd:Bicyclists don't jam traffic for miles when they ride in the middle of the lane. There's this amazing invention called changing lanes. You would do it for a bus. You would do it for a garbage truck. You'd do it for a cement truck. It's only bicyclists that you somehow can't figure out how to move over to pass.

commus: How on a two lane road. Perhaps someone should count their pills to make sure they have taken them. Try reading your own postings and the ones you were responding to from others.

billdsd: It's not a stupid comparison. It works. I've been doing it for years.

commus: Yes and on a two lane road it is no wonder people get upset at you.

billdsd: Vehicular cyclists have been at this a while. CVC 21202(a)(3) and (a)(4) are based upon ideas from vehicular cycling.

commus: The two are apples and oranges. One is traveling thru and the other is for turns. Nowhere in 21202 does it state the "middle" of the lane.

billdsd: As far as public transit, check the bus schedules after 10pm. Try getting anywhere after about 8pm on a Sunday if you're not near a trolley route. I've used public transit. You clearly have not used it except maybe in the middle of the day or during peak periods. It's fairly easy to use then but not so much during off hours.

commus: Again you do not know me and your assumption is totally off. Major buses Sunday hourly until 10:00 pm, Weekdays until 1:00 am. Trolleys Sunday & weekdays until 2:00 am. But affluent North County Coastal schedules are less. You claim years of residence here yet you do not even know that the transit system is built with highest saturation in lower income areas as the demand is higher increasing income from higher ridership.

March 8, 2014 at 11:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

billdsd: You claimed that the CVC does not say that bicyclists can use the full lane when it is unsafe to ride far right. CVC 21202(a)(3) says precisely that,

commus: (1) never said any such thing. (2) Your generalization is incorrect. The paragrpah you cite is an excedption not a rule. The rule CVC 21202(a) states "Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed
less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction
at that time shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand
curb or edge of the roadway except under any of the following
situations:" Oh now is that full of hate?

billdsd: You do think you are too important. That's the only reason to be so upset with bicyclists. I see through your excuses. I've been listening the same childish excuses from anti-cyclists for decades.

commus: Again you do not know me. Everything you state is pure speculation. You cannot prove a word of it.

billdsd:Bicyclists don't jam traffic for miles when they ride in the middle of the lane. There's this amazing invention called changing lanes. You would do it for a bus. You would do it for a garbage truck. You'd do it for a cement truck. It's only bicyclists that you somehow can't figure out how to move over to pass.

commus: How on a two lane road. Perhaps someone should count their pills to make sure they have taken them. Try reading your own postings and the ones you were responding to from others.

billdsd: It's not a stupid comparison. It works. I've been doing it for years.

commus: Yes and on a two lane road it is no wonder people get upset at you.

billdsd: Vehicular cyclists have been at this a while. CVC 21202(a)(3) and (a)(4) are based upon ideas from vehicular cycling.

commus: The two are apples and oranges. One is traveling thru and the other is for turns. Nowhere in 21202 does it state the "middle" of the lane.

billdsd: As far as public transit, check the bus schedules after 10pm. Try getting anywhere after about 8pm on a Sunday if you're not near a trolley route. I've used public transit. You clearly have not used it except maybe in the middle of the day or during peak periods. It's fairly easy to use then but not so much during off hours.

March 8, 2014 at 11:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

billdsd - You are ignorant of the rules of the road and you are ignorant of bicycle and road safety.

Commus - Lie prove otherwise with documented facts. Put up or shut up.

billdsd - Bicyclists have always had the right to travel on the public roads but you clearly think that you are too important to share the road with bicyclists in the same way that you do with other motorists.

Commus - Lie never said that.

billsd - Every once in a great while you might have to deal with a bicyclist in some small way and for you, that's too much.

commus - Lie prove otherwise.

billsd - You're focused on the most trivial inconvenience in all of driving because you put yourself above anyone on a bike.

commus - another unprovable lie.

billsd - Riding in the middle of the lane renders it safe. It makes the bicyclist completely visible and impossible to not notice.

commus - and jams traffic for miles.

billsd - People tend not to run into bicyclists who are riding in the middle of the lane for the same reason that they tend not to run into the back of buses or garbage trucks or loaded 18 wheelers or RV's or cement trucks or any other slow moving vehicle.

commus - stupid comparison. Mixing apples and oranges. No wonder the motorists get angry with you.

billsd - I am well aware of public transit but a lot of very poor people can't afford it. Have you priced a bus pass lately? A monthly pass for an adult will set you back $72. There are people who can't afford that every month.

commus - not very aware or you would know of the programs providing passes free and/or at reduced rates for the poor and homeless.

billsd - Furthermore, we have a very poor public transit system. If you work at a restaurant or bar and get off work at 2am, good luck finding transit.

commus - try again. You do not need to walk more than 1 mile to catch public transit. That is 1000 times better than most cities. The frequency is 15 minutes, 30 minutes and at worst 1 hour. UNLESS YOU LIVE IN AFLUENT NORTH COUNTY COASTAL!

billsd - If you work at a restaurant or bar and get off work at 2am, good luck finding transit.

commus - so all poor people work in bars and resturants? Well what a bigoted idea.

billsd - Maybe YOU are the one who should look at our public transit system.

commus - I don't have to I use it. But then I don't lie and only use the model of the affluent areas as the only places buses and trains run or the bigoted idea that poor only work in bars and restaurants.

February 22, 2014 at 4:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

"I've driven 750,000 miles because I've been driving for over 34 years"

Gee I must have driven 970,000+ miles and not a single wreck or ticket.

"Bicyclists are treated as lesser beings for simply existing. "

They are a waste of time unless they are doing something discourteous or careless.

"I've also know plenty of people who've been assaulted and threatened and I've read plenty of stories of the same."

And I have personally as well as others just on this post been abused by bikers.

"You say I can live without the bike."

As opposed to those without human dignity...you damn right.

"There you go again with your need to pretend that I am less than you."

If you can't live without your bike it is you who puts you in that place and not me... oh but wait everyone else is responsible for all your woes...right?? WRONG!!!

" Riding a bike is part of who I am. Riding bikes is important to many people."

Driving cars is just as important to many NOT ME read it carefully sweetie. I did not have a car or drive until I was almost 23 unlike some spoiled brats.

"We don't get assaulted for bad behavior. We get assaulted for existing. "

Pure trash!!!! By your own words and attitude here you show why you get assaulted. You ask for it...!!!!

"I forgot to mention, your suggestion that the only very poor riders are covered with bags and cans and are a danger is yet another example of your extreme bigotry."

Can't take the truth get over it!! Then how many do you see in north coastal?

"You forget about poor immigrants who quite often are working part time minimum wage jobs because that's all that they can get."

Hey D.A. ever hear of public transit? We have one of the most through transit systems in the nation. Go read a schedule some time. Look at the route saturation of this city.

"I also wonder how it is that you think that the homeless bottle and can collectors with their bikes are so dangerous. Really? I mean really?"

Yep coastal north..there are no homeless. You run them all out. Talk about a bigot neighborhood...LOL

Nothing but straw man arguments...

You are not worth my efforts and yes I damn well am above you on this...and I don't give a damn because a person takes the high moral road expecting equality does not make them a bigot or a snob...

You are lost in your own mire of self hate... demanding to be kicked and I will not be a part of it

Have a nice life...

February 14, 2014 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

"What exactly am I expecting them to compensate for? Are you not accusing me of doing bone headed stunts?"

Again your self centered logic that believes that anyone who disagrees with you is against you personally...get a life! The lives of others are not all out to "get" you, Accuse you or anything. If someone cannot cite your statements and attitudes that are obvious from your words then you try to take it personal.

"Bicyclists are also victims of violent attacks from ignorant psycho rednecks. I've been called many names myself and been spit on and had things thrown at me merely for riding a bike on the road."

Don't you dare equate your hobby with campaigns for human rights. You can live without a bike...You must be the MLK of the bike lanes...

It is amazing that you are constantly under attack and ride your bike everywhere while accumulating those 750,000 driven miles. Do you even have a job or is it driving and biking.

"Reality is that you want bicyclists to have licensing and insurance because you want to discourage bicycling. "

Dose it discourage driving and auto insurance costs a heck of a bunch more. In many cases it can be included in homeowner's insurance.

"If those things were required then a lot fewer people would bother, which is what you really want."

No that is what YOU THINK I want. I want responsibility just as i STATED OVER AND OVER AND YOU IGNORE OVER AND OVER.

" I guess you mostly just want to keep very poor people from riding?"

Try a real argument. The only poor riders are on a bike covered with bags and cans and a danger to all on the streets, and sidewalks.

"What about licensing children or are you just going to ban them from the streets altogether?"

I am denying nothing...you are making it a formal mode of transportation instead of a hobby...your campaign is to blame.

"You'd also probably get really angry if all of the bicyclists were actually trained in bicycle safety. It would mean that you'd be seeing a lot more bicyclists using the full lane a large percentage of the time because that's what bicyclists do when they understand how collisions actually happen and the means to avoid those collisions."

Not what the CVC says.

"You are trying to establish priority and superiority. Racists do the same thing as they make up arguments about other races. Homophobes and xenophobes follow the same M.O. It's a basic component of all active bigotry"

Nope YOU are trying to establish an elitist group with rights and no responsibilities. Not me.

February 13, 2014 at 6:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

"You're the one reading with prejudice. You are full of hate for people who are not like you."

Oh?
Born and raised in the Deep South. White child of a lower middle class blue collar family.
Worked in the Civil Rights movement in my college years. Voter registration in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee. Marched and was spit on by my own and it would not be the first time. Witnessed the violence after the assassination of Dr. King. Sang with my university (mostly white) choir in an AME church in the middle of the riots to promote peace.
Served in the U.S. military for 5+ years during the height of the Vietnam conflict even though I was opposed to it and saw many of my classmates die in that war.
Have fought for LGBTQ rights for years. Marched in the first LGBTQ Pride parade in Birmingham, Alabama with my church's contingent and was again called names and spit on by "christians". I have sat in a church holding a dear lesbian friend who was sobbing uncontrollably because she was gang raped on a parking lot the night before by a bunch of red necks who believed they could make her straight.

I have been called names and subjected to smear tactics by a heck of a lot better than you. So if you want to discuss fine. If you want to smear go down the street to a bar. It is where your attitude belongs if not a sewer.

February 12, 2014 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

"I am a trained vehicular cyclist. If you have to do anything on the road because of me, you have a long time to react to me. You'll see me signal before making any lateral move. You'll see me stop at stop signs and wait at red lights. Of course, you assume that because I am a bicyclist that I do boneheaded stunts on the road. You have no idea what you are talking about."

Where? You have been the one posting personal slams....NOT ME!

February 12, 2014 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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