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Did you ride your bike to work today?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
56% 285
I don’t have a bike
 
34% 173
Yes
 
8% 45
Total 503

Comments

sputum 3 years, 11 months ago

I'd have to be drunk to ride my bike to work in Lawrence.

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bluefirebird 3 years, 11 months ago

Where was the I don't have a job option?

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blue73harley 3 years, 11 months ago

The bike rider in KC was identified as homeless so I kinda doubt he was heading to work.

And, since there are no decent jobs in Lawrence, I commuted to work as per usual in the trusty 4 wheel commuter mobile.

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rockchalk1977 3 years, 11 months ago

Bicyclist dies in North KC wreck. A bicyclist has been killed in Kansas City at Chestnut and Lexington, just north of Independence Avenue. Authorities believe he may have lost control of the bike and fell in front of a moving car. This happened just after 8 a.m. Friday.

This poor sole never made it to work! Another great idea from all you wine sipping, Volvo driving, public radio listening, pointy headed liberal academics who never leave the coffee shop!

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thomgreen 3 years, 11 months ago

If they would do something with 15th street all the way out to East Hills Business park I would likely bike to work. But with the condition of the road, and the way people drive out there, I am still too scared to take a chance riding that stretch of road to work.

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Ralph Gage 3 years, 11 months ago

Yes. No fool like an old fool, I said to the wife. She wanted to know whether in addition to biking to work I also was planning to bike home...

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grammaddy 3 years, 11 months ago

In this town, are you kidding. That could get you killed and the guy who hit you can run away and still only get 6 months!

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RoeDapple 3 years, 11 months ago

No, but I backed over it with my SUV when I left this morning. Good thing I wasn't on it . . .

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consumer1 3 years, 11 months ago

Buy on of those multi bicycle cab thingies. and eat plenty of granola. Wear wool socks and berkinstocks, Wear tye dyed dresses, Ride at night drunk witout any lights. Hmmm, oh yeah, If you forget to wear your wool socks, make sure you toes and toenails are dirty. Also, eat plenty of Hummis. Stay away from people who think logically and shop at the Merc on Saturdays. Where you can be "the person on the street".

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Kat Christian 3 years, 11 months ago

How is a woman with children to tote to daycare suppose to ride her bike to work? I can imagine a woman in heels and a dress or suit riding a bike to work and expected to look professional. With the length of miles and time to commute to work a bike is not practical. So this hipe of getting people to bike to work is a joke. Until corporations and businesses incorporate flex time, people work closer to their homes (especially in the MD Suburb area and the likes) Cars are going to be the main mode of transporation - fact of life now. Maybe just maybe 1% of the population will have the luxury to save the planet by riding their bikes to work.

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edjayhawk 3 years, 11 months ago

I don't have a job and can't afford a bike.

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alm77 3 years, 11 months ago

Why no "I don't have a job" option?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 11 months ago

No, but I stopped by Sunflower Outdoor and Bike and grabbed a donut and orange juice anyway.

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g_rock 3 years, 11 months ago

This is why I'm sad that the Ghost Bike thing didn't work cause I was hoping to get me a new bike. I need one!

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BABBOY 3 years, 11 months ago

Every 3 months they ask this stupid question.

Sick of it.

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feetup 3 years, 11 months ago

I don't have a bike, tho i wish i did. I'm close enough to ride or walk. but the traffic on my way scares the XCr!p out of me. Also, my spandex is in the cleaners....

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dogsandcats 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm too scared of being hit by a car.

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autie 3 years, 11 months ago

No, but my swamper knocked a few over on the way......just easy over to the side and open the door at just the right time.....

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Kirk Larson 3 years, 11 months ago

Every day, rain, snow, or shine! If it's icy I'll get up early and walk.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 11 months ago

Um, no. I cut'n'pasted my way to work.

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 11 months ago

Ray LaHood: “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.”

When the Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood stood on a table at the National Bike Summit to thank the crowd and show his support for bicycling and walking, he was just getting started.

Today, he announced his new Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations. It is simply the strongest statement of support for prioritizing bicycling and walking ever to come from a sitting secretary of transportation.

On his blog, he writes:

Today, I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.

We are integrating the needs of bicyclists in federally-funded road projects. We are discouraging transportation investments that negatively affect cyclists and pedestrians. And we are encouraging investments that go beyond the minimum requirements and provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

To set this approach in motion, we have formulated key recommendations for state DOTs and communities:

    * Treat walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes.
    * Ensure convenient access for people of all ages and abilities.
    * Go beyond minimum design standards.
    * Collect data on walking and biking trips.
    * Set a mode share target for walking and bicycling.
    * Protect sidewalks and shared-use paths the same way roadways are protected (for example, snow removal)
    * Improve nonmotorized facilities during maintenance projects.

=========================================== Feministing hipped me to this amazing video from Utrecht, a city of about 300,000 in the Netherlands, where one-third of all trips are made by bicycle. The video shows a busy—but never too gummed-up!—intersection during rush hour. Utne’s hometown of Minneapolis is a great city for cycling.

http://www.utne.com/Environment/What-a-Bicycling-Paradise-Looks-Like.aspx?utm_content=05.20.10+Politics&utm_campaign=Emerging+Ideas-Every+Day&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email

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consumer1 3 years, 11 months ago

Jes ah deed! eet iss satting rat ouwside. Eet iss a berry pritty bahk. Eet iss Blew. feefty more myles and I hab to feel eet up wit gas.

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