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I had an epic #bikenyc day yesterday, until I got doored and knocked off my bike for the first time. I’m fine, just angry that a For Hire Vehicle passenger’s carelessness and bad infrastructure hurt me and could’ve killed me. 1/
I was riding home from a friend’s bday dinner in the Village, heading east on Houston Street to 1st Ave, which I take up to the Queensboro Bridge. On the last block, I rode in the “bike lane” between the vehicles poised to turn right and the cars positioned to go straight. 2/
As I was riding through the stopped vehicles, about to make my left onto 1st Ave, an SUV passenger in the going-straight lane (far away from the curb) flung the right rear door open into me and knocked me down in the “bike lane.” 3/
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In 2018, 4,565 submissions were made on Reported. (That's nearly 4x the submissions in 2017!) We crunched the data and are excited to share the Reported 2018 Year In Review. /1
Reported is an app that lets NYers hold dangerous drivers accountable for their behavior behind the wheel, for blocking bike lanes & crosswalks, failing to yield to you when you're crossing the street, running a red light or stop sign, or parking on a sidewalk. /2
First, let's focus on TLC-licensed vehicles (yellow & green taxis and "for hire vehicles" like @Uber & @Lyft). TLC vehicles represented 81% of the reports. Reported then submits these to 311/TLC on the user's behalf. The TLC often issues a summons to the driver. /3
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Bicycling friends: Did you know that @Giro, Bell, @CamelBak, Copilot and a few other bike gear brands that you may enjoy are owned by @VistaOutdoorInc, America's largest manufacturer of ammunition? vistaoutdoor.com/brands
That's right! The same company that manufactures your CoPilot rear-rack child bicycle safety seat also produces the @SavageArms MSR 15 Patrol assault rifle. savagearms.com/firearms/model…
Moreover, @VistaOutdoorInc is an avid supporter of the NRA and its company officials sit on the board of the NSSF, the quietly powerful gun industry lobbying group working on things like the loosening of state regulations for concealed carry permits. theatlantic.com/national/archi…
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I was biking to a community mtg. tonight when I saw multiple vehicles driving in the 3rd Ave. bike lane.

A man stuck his head out the window waving a non-NYPD placard, telling me to pull over, claiming to be a police officer.

When challenged, he hid the placard & his face.

1/
I noticed he had a driver wearing a suit.

2/
And the car had special plates.

3/
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