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Cyclist Throttles Traffic In Front of FCC
 

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Tom Price
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 428
Location: Rochester, NY

2/3/18 2:04 PM

Cyclist Throttles Traffic In Front of FCC

A thread with political and cycling content.

https://youtu.be/uXI3H6Kd3K4

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16693
Location: Portland, OR

2/3/18 3:40 PM

I want to see this all repeated with an Afro-American cyclist. And then with a sexy model of either or both sexes for comparative reactionary analysis.

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PLee
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 3606
Location: Brooklyn, NY

2/3/18 6:43 PM

We already have HOV highway lanes and, at least in Southern California, toll lanes if you want less traffic and faster traffic flow.

Private toll roads to bypass congestion on regular highways have been a thing for a while.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

2/3/18 6:57 PM

If you tried that stunt here you'd get run over in the first 15 minutes... Especially if not going at least 15 MPH.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Springfield

2/3/18 7:35 PM

Virginia built HOT lanes on the D.C. Beltway in 2011, High Occupancy Toll. Their success hasn't made the news. Realistically it looks like the whole re-engineering helped more than the extra lanes have.

But hey, Northern Virginia gas tax revenue pays for road projects all over the state.

In December VA restricted few miles inside the Beltway of a stretch of highway that runs through a suburban canyon. The tolls being charged were 3x the rate sold to the voters. That made the news. At rush hour it can still break $20 and they don't pro-rate-guarantee an average speed.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

2/3/18 8:51 PM

"At rush hour it can still break $20"

For the hour?

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Springfield

2/3/18 9:26 PM

It better not be an hour!

9 miles to drive the length of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_HOT_lanes#66_Express_Lanes

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 1131
Location: South of Heaven

2/4/18 10:45 AM

I've used the Virginia lanes...overall a positive experience, but a little confusing at first.

Those police officers in the video exercised great restraint. Good for them.
That you know what would not fly with the 5-0 in nyc and surrounding metro area.

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dddd
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3221
Location: NorCal

2/5/18 2:26 PM

"I want to see this all repeated with an Afro-American cyclist. And then with a sexy model of either or both sexes for comparative reactionary analysis."

Now that's something that NPR could easily spend a couple of months talking about, analyzed over and over with selected statistical data from every point of division that one could conjure.
And of course they would re-visit the story every year for a decade or two.

It also recalls the memory of the Black Lives Matter street/freeway takeovers, where traffic has been brought to a complete halt on a large scale.

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