Would be a lot more helpful to me if it were happening here, rather than CaliforniaFYI
5/28/15 LA Times front page headline
There it is. Talk amongst yourselves.
Not a matter of people being crazy. It's a matter of people being self-entitled assholes. I defy you to identify a society that outranks America in this particular area.But this is done throughout the rest of the world. I can't imagine they're crazier than some of the Asian cities I've seen videos of.
As I pointed out above - I think it should be legal EVERYWHERE - and without the need for a specific law "making" it legal. I was just pointing out that I'd be disinclined to practice it, due to America's driving habits.Personally I don't see any arguments why a biker would be against other states to at least try it. Like I mentioned, if you don't like it, don't do it. But why hold others bikers back from the option?
I thought about it - going back and getting pictures and so forth, then contacting the company, etc. etc. But you know what? That's just time and energy from me, spent on their BS. I don't have the time or energy for it.I wouldn't stop with telling us...I tell the Bus company too...they need to know what you saw her do
Yes, I love that story about Paris. But what are the picture of? Some sort of rally afterwards? I don't see any cars.In Paris, France there was a demonstration about proposed regulations to ban filtering. Bikes took to the road at rush hour and every single one took up the space of a car and did no filtering etc. The whole city came to a standstill, they know how to make that kind of point in France
The legislation was dropped as a bad idea
Improving congestion is probably the best ammunition for getting it legalised.
I am fortunate enough that they offer free motorcycle parking where I work. It saves me $45/week over parking my car. That really adds up!There are surprisingly few bikes in the US, and very few that actually commute on them.
It's crazy to me that everyone there is not riding a motorcycle. I've been on your roads in that traffic - it's nuts. Why people willingly put up with that when they have an easy solution available is beyond me.One would think that in Los Angeles, with year-round riding weather and lane-splitting, the freeways would be filled with bikes, but there's only a few other bikes I consistently see commuting. And I ride the 101/405 interchange, one of the busiest in the world. And if it's raining, forget it, I'm pretty much the only one on two wheels in my little corner of the world.
Or they need more incentives. How about free motorcycle parking city-wide? How about a local income tax credit for motorcycle use, based on mileage? How about "motorcycle only" traffic lanes? Anything and everything to take cars off and put motorcycles on the road. We do plenty of social engineering in other areas - this would be a great place. We'll always have too many cars on the road, but every motorcycle that replaces a car in daily city life is an advancement.So the congestion Alleviation is a nice side benefit, but people would need to be convinced that it's safe.