The legal system worked. They tried him he is not guilty now move on.
I guess that headline seemed like a good idea at the time. As for this professor, my suspicion is that he part of the modern day mob that cries "racist" just as the 1692 Salem mob cried "witch!"
I'm all for dedicated bike lanes - once bicyclists start paying their equivalent of gasoline tax and vehicle registration costs. $68 dollars a year for a bike registration and the same for gas tax should put them on equivalent footing.
"Tell the city you want these bike lanes"... Great title for a pro bike lane piece. But what if I say "Tell the city you don't want to get run over from behind"?
99.95% of drivers are doing a good job of going around the bicycles, with enough clearance, and room for a margin-of-error.
What if we could simply report the cars' or pickup's license plate number to the police? What if it turns out that the same 0.03% ~ 0.04% of drivers are "buzzing" or passing too closely *habitually*??? What if the vehicle has tinted windows, and tinted plastic over the plates?
"Buzzing" or passing too closely, kicks up dust and debris from the road, especially when the bicycle is ten feet or more to the right, in the break-down lane.
It may be a typical teenagers prank, to startle a cyclist, or it may be an attempt at wonton murder... If it's a prank, and something goes wrong... let's just say that people take murder very seriously.
Attention motorist, the city has decided to reduce the capacity of Research Parkway, a road that is heavily congested with east-west (auto) traffic during many hours of the day in order to conduct an experiment. The end result is an increased risk of traffic accidents, backups at un-timed signal lights and a higher chance of road rage incidents (due to the created congestion). Bicyclist (which there are very few on Research) and pedestrians (which include a high number of school children) are at an increased risk do to the increased congestion levels (when accidents happen they often spill into adjacent spaces such as the new bike lane and existing cross walks). The city did not provide adequate acceleration/merge lanes for traffic turning onto Research from cross streets (you have to do a very dangerous wide right turn to join east bound Research from Rangewood) so the risk of accidents at those intersections has been increased. As this is a poorly planned experiment on the city's part the city should be held liable for any accidents that take place in this experiment zone. Please contact your city council representative and the mayors office to let them know that you don't appreciate the increased risk and the reduced services offered by this poorly thought out experiment. I want my $10,000 back.
Big accident on Research this morning. Any surprise? I had a gun pulled on me on Research a month ago for passing a guy that was stopped at a red light. To the five bicyclists that use Research a day, do you really think by creating more road rage you will feel safer?
Where is the money coming for all these bike lane improvements? I wish they would fix the roads so they were in a decent and safe condition to begin with before they start adding perks for bicycles. There is just too much traffic and too many unmaintained roadways to expect there to be warm and fuzzy feelings for drivers towards cyclists. It is difficult enough navigating the roadways without having to watch for people weaving around on bikes on major roads.
Terrible idea and here is why traffic will get heavier, more accidents not to mention we are a state with season, when it rains or snows I dont see bikes. Also there is a side walk on both sides of the street for walkers and bikers alike. Sorry but there are more vehicles being driven at one time then bikes.
say what you need to say BUT OBEY THE TRAFFIC LAWS!!!! ON A BIKE IT IS JUST LIKE A CAR...OBEY THE LAWS!!!!!!!
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I'm excited to see these buffered lanes go in - anything that makes the north end of our city a little less hostile to people (like me) who don't drive is appreciated.
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I sure hope this is a program that will focus on people trying to help themselves and not just another handout. For a free place to stay there must be no drugs or alcohol on premises, no smoking indoors, and no pets- none of that should be expenses made by people who can't afford a home and are utilizing this kind of service. No co-inhabitants that aren't listed and co-inhaitants must follow all of the rules. Tenants should have to sign a waiver to unquestionably cooperate with random health and welfare inspections as well as random drug screens. Any violations of the basic rules would include a strictly followed, progressive series of actions that ultimately lead to eviction as well as involvement of child protective services for children involved. This would ensure that the housing is being utilized by people who have truly hit hard times and simply need a boost to get themselves back on track while keeping out drug dealers and people who are not ready to appreciate the effort this project represents.
War on Hikers? They built a huge lot on the E. end of town with a free shuttle right to the trailhead! How is that a war on hikers? They're just trying to protect the Ruxton residents' quality of life.
I no longer park on Ruxton. Too expensive and more importantly out of respect for the residents who have to put up with Cog railway traffic anyway. I park down near Memorial Park and jog the mile and quarter up Ruxton. I have found that the jog warms up the legs and gets the blood aerated for the ascent up the Incline. Do your body (and wallet) a favor by not rolling out of the car seat and going straight up the incline.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
A lot of these hikers are slobs who leave their trash along the incline & other trails. They are rude & don't pick up their dogs poop. Among other things. Perhaps Manitou can figure out how much of a load the area can actually handle? And come up w/a better plan than the one proposed.
Hikers? Are you kidding me? I hiked the local stairs once a year ago and was I totally blown away by the huge percentage of pure rudeness and cologne drenched narcissistic posers that this "city" trail seems to attract. I can honestly say, as a born local guy, that I have no desire to go near the incline ever again. Once was enough for that circus. And as I see it, Manitou can charge the people who want to park close and use this close to city trail, anything they want. Pay for convenience. It's the way it works. There are hundreds of miles of other trail systems that I would much rather explore in my home state.
I think we should organize a world wide boycott on Manitou for the next year.
So if I want to hike Pikes Peak, and say it takes me from 6am to 6pm, it's gonna cost me $120??
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