Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bikeshare Safety, An Oxymoron?

Hey Yupette,

What is it with the people who rent Bikeshare bicycles? No helmets, dark clothing, reckless behavior.

Yesterday I was brushed off the sidewalk on Washington Boulevard by a Bikeshare renter who ran a traffic light and zoomed up on the sidewalk through a curb cut. Talking on a cell phone.

What ever happened to the County's bicycle safety program?

Harrison, 22201

29 Comments:

At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous A.Y. said...

Photo is of a Bikeshare demonstration in New York City.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't bother calling Capital Bikeshare, they will ignore you.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst are the tourists who have not ridden a bicycle in decades.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I stay far away from Bikeshare bicyclists when I can.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikeshare is another special interest run by local Democratic Party VIPs that gets special treatment from the Regime.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington's so-called bicycle safety program is based on slogans.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Alex said...

Alexandria Bikeshare is worse, much worse. Old Town is infested by bar-hopping drunks on bicycles weekends April through October and especially weekends in summer when there are festivals in Old Town.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expensive bicycles. Another yuptard fad like the big dog fad ten years ago?

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that there were about zero bikesters commuting wherever when it rained hard last week. Can't get one's $1900 bicycle dirty and one's $500 bikester clothing wet.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drunks on bicycles? Favorite mode of warm-weather bar-hopping for adult males living in urban areas who've has their driver's licenses suspended or revoked.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. I have had it with people riding bicycles at night wearing dark clothing, no reflectors, no lights, and running stop signs and traffic lights.

 
At 17 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not voting for either Clement or Fisette, based on their total indifference to traffic safety, pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, parking, infill, and other quality-of-life issues.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one on the ballot cares about quality-of-life issues. They all cater to the wants of developers, have you noticed?

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI - Capital Bikeshare now tells its customers to wear helmets and not ride recklessly.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and the NRA tells gun owners to behave responsibly.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County's contract with Capital Bikeshare is corporate welfare at its worst.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photos on Capital Bikeshare's Web pages of bicycle renters wearing helmets and obeying traffic ordinances are posed PR photos.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisette drives everywhere in his Prius. Clement begs rides for her and her bicycle from her fellow Greens.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful transportation system - maniacs on racing bicycles ignoring traffic lights, stop signs, and speed limits, bicycle commuters who only ride during good weather, and bikeshare tourists who do whatever they please whenever and wherever they please.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a bicycle-motor vehicle accident over the weekend and about 7 police, fire and EMS units responded. That's the only time I've seen the "authorities" concerned.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone ever seen anything about bicycle safety in the local media?

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More arrogant jerks for the adult population to endure. I gotta wonder how many are Members of Congress and their staffs.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful bicycle transportation system augments the wonderful 2-track Metrorail transportation system.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what we get for re-electing incumbents.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I called Alta Bikeshare in Portland (corporate owner of Capital Bikeshare). Arrogant snobs.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can you expect from five urban village idiots and their not-so-dumb non-resident county staff who don't want THEIR upscale neighborhoods in Fairfax County "Clarendoned".

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest I heard the Fairfax County biketards will be restricted to doing their bikester thing in and around beautiful Tysons.

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many gun related deaths and injuries occur in Arlington every year? How many bicycle related deaths and injuries occur in Arlington every year?

 
At 18 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More intrusive and obnoxious special interest infrastructure designed by non-residents for non-residents, rubber-stamped by a County Board whose members are gonna be outta here in five years.

 

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