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- eny 2014
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I have been debating this for a while and the more i think about it the more proactive i want to be.
As most of you on hear have experienced, delivery cyclist violate two laws 1) they ride motorized bikes (aka motorcycles) 2. they ride the wrong way on streets/bike lanes.
When i see this, i want to just go over to the person and try to give them some common sense. But typically, i just do my best to avoid them (usually by going into traffic) and swear under my breath while shaking my head.
This is one area where I feel the NYPD is turning a blind eye when in reality it should not (yes i understand the red light debate). By having the NYPD ignore this, it is encouraging delivery cyclist to continue the bad habit and jeopardizing the safely and lives of them, other cyclists and pedestrians.
To get to my point, should we (responsible cyclist) stop getting out of thier way and try stopping delivery drivers from going the wrong way? The idea is, if enough of us make it a concern, then hopefully this will discourage the activity. I am not advocating anger or violence, but instead, when you see a cyclist going the wrong way towards you, to stop and put your arm out to stop them and try to talk some common sense into them.
I would like to hear your views and opinions on this topic.