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Old 03-11-2020, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Denton resident dumps her car for E-bike

Leaving the grocery store I encountered a Denton resident on a 'primo' E-bike, from a local dealer/service provider.With panniers,she's able to take care of shopping and necessities,and she's let her car go,as she feels that the bike provides all of her in-town mobility needs.She also said that Denton is incentivizing such behavior.And all without any Green New Deal,or legislation from the US Congress!
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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And that's the whole point of those legislated incentives. They created enough buzz and demand that capacity got built and now the market has shifted enough that it's a perfectly reasonable choice, no crusading involved.
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Incentivating some alternative transportation might not be a bad idea, as long as there is no portray of cars as villains like it's often done.
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That sounds suicidal. I have been there plenty of times.
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That sounds suicidal.
Besides the infrastructure issue, another matter of concern is cyclists often becoming quite reckless. At least in my hometown that's a major issue.
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Besides the infrastructure issue, another matter of concern is cyclists often becoming quite reckless. At least in my hometown that's a major issue.
Better reckless than the bike Nazis we have here.
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I have noticed that bicyclists think that because they don't have an engine, motor vehicle laws don't apply to them.
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I have noticed that bicyclists think that because they don't have an engine, motor vehicle laws don't apply to them.
Only the ones that don't want to live too long.
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Meanwhile I can drive a 1943 Willys on a forest service road but risk a ticket on my homemade ebike because it can't be licensed. It's a bicycle according to my state and a motorcycle according to the US Forest Service. So as a motorcycle needs plates to ride on a forest road, but the state won't issue it plates because it's clearly a bicycle according to their rules. The Forest Service needs to update their rules on ebikes.
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the bike Nazis we have here
We have a lot of them here too

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