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I see people throwing garbage on our streets all the time. That would be a big help in collecting waste. When I was growing up in Poland my parents were too poor to afford a bicycle. The one bicycle that we were allocated by the Communists went to my father so he could ride to work each day and support us with his cleaning job. Yet I am still for the bike lanes so everyone needs to shut up and go watch Netflix.

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And if you would like come out and help clean on Saturday. El loco will be there to meet and greet his fans and sign copies of his new book El loco Myth behind the Legend. I ride a bike. So you can shut up and clean up the mess left by the bikers. Come on now, El Loco, we all know that you were perfectly capable of stealing a bike back in Poland. Funny that the picture you showed here is right outside my building. This is the sort of filth that the bike lanes generate. Problem is that the street sweeping machines are not wide enough to sweep both the bike lanes and the parking lanes and therefore the bike lanes have become and will remain a sewer.

They have only been in for a few months and are already more black than they are green. If you want to get rid of the filth a cleanup day will not help unless there is one every day of the year.

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Even tehn the bike lanes will still be turning black with their filth. The best way to put it is this. How do you explain the same filth exists on non-bike lane roads? Kudos to all the volunteers, families, and neighbors who are stepping up and teaching these simple civics lessons by example. I applaud not only the cleanup, but all the effort that went into getting the bike lanes in. I love stopping and shopping along the route. Thanks, bike family. This could not be better put. It truly is a lesson in civics and how to bring about needed positive changes to our community and our city.

They speak truth to power and follow through on the promise to make this a better place to live for all of us. Thank you for your service, and stay warm! Look out for thumbtacks, According to the Pct. There was exactly 3 found after they had officers walk up and down both 43rd and Skillmans Aves.

No news conference JVB?? Eventually one of these Tour de France wannabes will severely injure a pedestrian with their reckless behavior.

Volunteers to Clear Litter Off Bike Lanes, Sidewalks in Community Clean-Up This Weekend

The only thing saving us is the fact that there are so few of these clowns on wheels actually using the bike lane. I see more bikers riding with respect than car drivers who speed thru red lights on Queens Boulevard so they can be first at the next red light. I drive in and out of the city each day, Gerald. I see far more bikes disobeying the rules of the road than I do cars.


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Stop making excuses for the bad behavior of the miscreants that flaunt the law. Stand on a corner for a few minutes and count the of cars that go through a red light vs the of bikes. Educate yourself, you mope.

Dad, you should know that I walk to work every day and spend lots of time at the intersection of Queens Blvd and 59th Street. I also sit on the benches there to watch traffic patterns, and I always see cars honking, cutting each other off, and red light scofflaws. Selfish jerks. And ignore lights. And ride around in the dark without lights endangering pedestrians…. Come on! Even though this is the internet, you could say that way more politely.

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Please try something like this next time:. For pedestrians too.

A lot of junk gets blown there by the wind. The resentment of the protected bike lanes are truly shown through the litter people throw into them.. I noticed how even in the fall people would purposely rake leaves into them.

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Glad efforts like this are being made. Where else are they supposed to rake the leaves moron! At the curb is exactly where property owners are told too. I hope you are joking. Sweepings must be picked up and deposited in suitable containers for collection. Sanitation litter baskets may not be used for this purpose.

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