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Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"This sounds familiar, typical even. I think there's an aspect of cognitive dissonance where if someone calls them out for being wrong its easier to get mad at the person calling them out rather than realize that they themselves were actually in…"
May 30
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Please word it politely - as much this person is repeatedly being rude an insensitive to us, they probably don't see themselves as a villian. The goal is not to threaten or scare them as cathartic as that might be, but to educate and enlighten…"
May 23
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I always try to go to the original latin in these situations... Bi-Cycle...  so - checks out. But, joking aside, there's some people with pure pedal powered bikes, some with  electric assist and battery power, some with the old…"
May 17
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"For the WIN! wow."
May 4
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"so, this happened on my way to work this morning... be paranoid out there."
May 2
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"So, not quite on topic, as its not people parked and blocking the bike lane, but certainly not respecting it either. Just because you have a green bicycle signal and the right turn lane on your right has a red right turn arrow, does not mean…"
Apr 13
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"just added the 31 link as a browser link on my phone."
Apr 4
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"how did it go?"
Apr 3
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Good luck! & thanks for your dedication and the follow through. Perhaps showing some of the images from this thread will help support your position that this is unacceptable behavior, systemic, creates situations that are dangerous to others and…"
Mar 21
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I would complain to the non-profit organization that had their sidewalk shoveled out into the bike lane, but... given the good work they're doing that needs support and the fact that they bothered to shovel the snow at all (most hadn't…"
Mar 13
Ben Raines replied to Bruce's discussion Bicycling Safety Survey
"I think you're on the right track. There are some things we can control directly, and others that we can't. I can't force drivers or other cyclists to follow the rules. But, I can follow the rules of the road better as a cyclist and…"
Feb 23
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I like these latest photos in that it makes it clear what's been done wrong here that's causing the problem. They stop the yellow curb paint and have a no parking sign with the arrow pointing only to the right. they need to paint the curb…"
Feb 22
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Nice! Whomever that patrolman was, I trust you thanked him for his service, and I'll thank you for doing so."
Jan 31
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Its been an interesting week, one that makes me thankful that these minor transgressions of scofflaws are all I have to worry about personally. At the same time, I think we could all do with taking a moment to think about how the world looks from…"
Jan 30
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Huzzah! Its nice to see some enforcement."
Jan 19
Ben Raines replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane? 2016
"its sorta 'whack-a-mole' though... there'll always be another one, and it just takes 1 outta 100 to mess up a commute..."
Dec 5, 2016

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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At 12:54pm on April 26, 2013, Lisa Curcio said…

Hey Ben.  I stop at every single red light too, no matter what.  Not so much for stop signs, though. ;-)  Of course, you go a lot faster than I do, so I might see you at one red light along Milwaukee, but I know I won't see you at any more after that!

At 3:47pm on May 31, 2010, Kelly said…
Hey Ben! Great meeting you today. I owe you a beer for your wonderful helpfulness at the end. ;-) Sorry about the abrupt departure! I thought perhaps you were heading south and we were going east. Either way, thanks for coming out. Next time we'll get better weather. :-) kelly
 
 
 

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