New York man sues UPS for blocking bicycle lanes

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    New York man sues UPS for blocking bicycle lanes - CNBC

    One New York City bicyclist says he's tired of United Parcel Service trucks getting in his way, and he hopes the courts will make the parcel giant change its ways.

    New York City resident Alex Bell has reportedly filed two new lawsuits against UPS that accuse Big Brown's trucks of repeatedly blocking Manhattan bike lanes by double-parking in them during deliveries.
  2. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I hate bicycles. A menace on the sidewalk and roadkill in the streets. Find some backwoods trail or park the thing and walk!
  3. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    We probably delivered his bike.

    Ever drive thru Manhattan?
    I'd never ride a bicycle thru that metro cluster.
    Screw that.
  4. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    As an urban bicycle rider, I've never had to deal with something like that before. Occasionally I have to leave the bike lane to get around garbage cans sitting in the bike lane. It's no big deal really. I just look behind me to see if a car is coming or not and then enter the car lane temporarily to go around the obstacle. But then again, I'm not in Manhattan either.

    As I see it, this bicyclist has no leg to stand on really. The law allows for UPS trucks to do this for their deliveries. With nowhere else to park, what can they do? The bicyclist has three options, to either merge in with the traffic temporarily to ride around the truck, to get off of his bicycle and walk the bicycle on the sidewalk for a short distance, or just wait for the truck to leave.
  5. Gumby

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    They should make cyclists have a license to ride a bike on the road. And give them tickets for breaking the laws.
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    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    There's the 4th option...go :censored3: himself and leave UPS alone.
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  7. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    I think with the three options I listed, that was the general idea that I had in mind.
  8. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    I wish people would just learn to ride them responsibly more than anything.
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    It's a complete nightmare on my route.
  10. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    That's because these Midwest hipster homos think they're in Clarksville and get offended if you're in their precious bike lane, meanwhile they're on the sidewalk half the time anyway, a real New Yorker would never complain and will just keep it movin...
  11. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    I call them shape shifters. If the light is green, they're motor vehicles in the streets. If it's red, they're pedestrians in the crosswalk. Either way it's always someone else's fault if they get hit.
  12. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    Around here the biggest problem seems to be bicyclists that ride in the bike lanes going the wrong way. I would say that it is only about a quarter to a third of the bicyclists that do this. Over in Phoenix itself, some bicyclists will cut across traffic without a care. Because Phoenix has very few major streets with bike lanes, riding on the sidewalk is the only practical thing to do. The police also encourage it as the right lane is not wide enough to accommodate both vehicle traffic and bicycles. Most of the bike lanes and routes are found on the submajor streets. However, I have noticed that Phoenix has now put in signs along Central where the Light Rail runs that allows bicyclists to use the entire right lane. Mesa has done the same thing along Main now that the new light Rail Extension has been built.