Comments on: Folding bike fail http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traducator daneza romana http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-53535 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:57:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-53535 I discovered your blog web site on google and test a number of of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the very good operate. I just further up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Searching for ahead to studying extra from you in a while!

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By: sdfdf http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-11533 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:22:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-11533 for extra help, maps and tips, check this site out:
http://www.folding-electric-bicycle.com/

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By: Carol http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2934 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:44:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2934 My husband and I both have Montague DX bikes. They are great bikes and fold up so we can fit them in the trunk of his Honda. When we need trunk space, both bikes will fit in the back of a closet in our apartment. Find me another full size bike that can do that! I don’t think you should return your bike because one security guard gave you his opinion on what the rules are. You set yourself up for failure. Try putting it in a bag, and you’ll likely have no problem. Oh, and next time you are going to jaywalk across the street, don’t flag down a police man and tell him what you are about to do. Duh.

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By: Urbanis http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2894 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:00:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2894 This incident is almost certainly about appearances. I used to work in a prime historic building in SoHo and right inside the entrance was a sign forbidding bicycles, skateboards, and scooters. I always bagged my folding bike before going indoors and taking it on the elevator. I am certain the security guards knew exactly what was in the bag (and I always made a point of being on a first-name basis with them) but because the bicycle was not visible, they could always claim ignorance if challenged by their bosses.

While waiting more enlightened practices, Felix, bag your bike. It’s a little more hassle, but at least you’ll have gotten your bike into the building (and into a secure space), which is more than most bike commuters in New York can do at the present moment.

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By: sam http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2884 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 00:16:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2884 hopefully, this will be rectified by the passage of the bikes in buildings bill, which should occur any day now.

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By: nick gogerty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2804 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:07:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2804 Felix,

you can call 311 in NYC and ask for a Bike Rack requisition form. They email you a form and you fax it in. You can then follow up and see if they put in the bike rack. My guess is if enough people petition then a bike rack gets put in. Sounds like a good google mash-up and populist tool is needed to vote for these things.

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By: John Kuhn http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2803 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:28:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2803 I was astonished to learn that I couldn’t bring my bike into a NYC building, on a Saturday no less. That was over 10 years ago. I would have hoped that had changed. I do know there are some bike friendly buildings, but NYC needs to do more.

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By: Drew http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2802 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:19:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2802 Felix,

stay with it. before you know it, you will love commuting on your bike. you cannot replace the independent and liberating feeling that bicycle commuting gives you.

for extra help, maps and tips, check this site out:
http://www.nycbikemaps.com/

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By: timothy gardner http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2792 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:54:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2792 too bad about the flat. i’ve had zero flats with tires that have kevlar in them. they will cost you –probably $30 each– but i haven’t had a flat in 10 years. hopefully they make them for your bike’s wheel size.

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By: Rollo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/comment-page-1/#comment-2788 Mon, 15 Jun 2009 23:40:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/15/folding-bike-fail/#comment-2788 That’s right Mr Salmon – what a great citizen you must be, complying with the way it is as imposed by the thoughtless some time ago.

Good that you ridicule the thoughtless here and suggest there should be change.

But hej I’ve found you’ve just got to do it!

Ride into the lift, have facilities management move that filing system from behind your desk and make way for your bike!
$2 parking down the road is not good enough – it should be in your basement, free. And there ought to be showers etc. for you to use in the building if you ride that far. Canvas everyone, make sure your business and others in the building make it a tenancy condition next round – this market is a great time to get those changes enforced by building owners as they beg for you to stay on.

And for your safety, ride in the middle of the road, drivers side – be seen, be predictable & dominate the situation.

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