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Have you ridden a bike in the last six months?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
50% 418
No
 
49% 415
Total 833

Comments

consumer1 4 years, 7 months ago

We need the streets fixed before we need any new bike paths.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 7 months ago

Heavy, high-speed vehicles such as cars and trucks are very destructive to roads, so repairing them is an endless task. Holding bike routes hostage to such an impossibility as "fixing the streets" is ludicrous.

mrbig 4 years, 7 months ago

Then maybe bicyclists should pay more taxes to build these paths like people who drive cars pay taxes to fix the roads.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 7 months ago

The roads are not paid for exclusively by motorists-- not even close.

madameX 4 years, 7 months ago

Aren't roads and bike paths both paid for by property taxes and sales taxes? As a homeowning cyclist who buys stuff regularly, I'm already contributing.

mrbig 4 years, 7 months ago

Exactly, property tax and taxes on gasoline, etc. Things that someone who buys a $5 bike at a garage sale is not paying.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 7 months ago

Well, not exactly, but I expect your dislike of bikes is fairly close to your dislike of facts.

mrbig 4 years, 7 months ago

Then by all means, please educate me on how someone who only owns a bicycle pays as much taxes to pay for the roads they use as someone who owns and operates a vehicle...

slowplay 4 years, 7 months ago

My goal this September was to leave the car parked all month. Between my bike, the bus (which by the way seems busier this year) and walking, it's been no problem.

knayte 4 years, 7 months ago

Nice! I have to commute for work unfortunately, but other than that I don't use my car at all for getting around town since I bought a bike. Best purchase I've made in a long time. And yeah, the roads are bad in places, and motorists tend to not pay attention to you all that well, but it's so nice not having to drive everywhere and waste gas.

Kat Christian 4 years, 7 months ago

My grandson and I went for a bike ride last week. Its dangerous to ride a bike around here, either a pit bull comes charging after you or a car. I think I'm going to give up riding a bike and just stick to my car where I feel a little safer.

mrbig 4 years, 7 months ago

Was it really a pit bull, or are you just naming the most stereotypically violent dog you can?

Cade Butler 4 years, 7 months ago

My dog and I went for a jog last week. It's dangerous to jog around here, either a grandma riding a bike or driving a car almost runs me down. I think I'm going to give up jogging between the hours of 5am - 7pm to avoid the dangerous grandmas out on the road.

Bobo Fleming 4 years, 7 months ago

To sunshine- when I was a kid bikes had baskets and a brick in the basket was the answer to pit bulls coming after me on my bike. Dont tell PETA

kernal 4 years, 7 months ago

My mom used to keep a squirt gun loaded with ammonia by the front door whenever her pet dog was in heat. Don't know why she just didn't have it spayed.

kernal 4 years, 7 months ago

Glass cleaner is more fun and not as messy.

kernal 4 years, 7 months ago

I've considered getting a bike again, but with drivers gluing cell phones to their hands and ears, plus texting as they bounce off the curbs, weave into oncoming lanes, run stop signs, run over curbs, drive 20mph in a designated 40mph, yell so loud on the phone that you can hear them 3 car lengths away, I'll stick with my car.

adagio 4 years, 7 months ago

I try to ride my bike a few times a week. Lawrence needs more bike lanes!

Reuben Turner 4 years, 7 months ago

more bike lanes would be good and wider sidewalks on every street. thanks!!

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