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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:51 PM

The Case For Giving Every American A Free E-Bike - All In - MSNBC



Chris Hayes and opinion writer Jay Caspian Kang discuss how electric bikes could help save the planetóand why cities should be giving them away for free. Aired on 11/24/2021.


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Reply The Case For Giving Every American A Free E-Bike - All In - MSNBC (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Nov 24 OP
Betty88 Nov 25 #1
Laurelin Nov 25 #2
Rhiannon12866 Nov 25 #3
GPV Nov 25 #4
druidity33 Nov 25 #6
Skittles Nov 25 #5

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:41 AM

1. Better bike lanes first

I love my electric bike but I love it more now that I live in the country. I saw a wonderful video about the success of bikes in some cities more so than others. It came down to the bike paths being well maintained and open. In NYC the bike lane is used for 2x parking. Free bike would be cool tho.

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:08 AM

2. The best thing about living in the NLis the bikes

I love my bike. I don't have an e bike yet but I love biking and hate driving. I wasted so much of my life sittng in traffic in the US. The infrastructure for biking is great here with bike lanes or separate bike paths. Also Dutch bikes are brilliant.

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Response to Laurelin (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:12 AM

3. It sounded really good to me until I realized that winter is coming

I'm in Northeastern New York and our first snowfall last year was 34 inches.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:33 AM

4. Wish they would police them better in Acadia. Tons of speeding and

jerks who donít call out but just pass you. Yes, Iím happy they give mobility to people who otherwise wouldnít have it, but Iím tired of them mowing me down, especially if they are ridden by fit young people. If my 50 yo body can struggle up that hill, you donít need a frickin mini motorcycle to do it.

Mopeds harassing people in national parks. Thatís where we are now.

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Response to GPV (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:45 AM

6. And they're mostly silent!...

It's my biggest problem with electric cars too. I'm surprised more accidents don't happen specifically because of this issue. The sound of a speeding car has saved me from being struck as a pedestrian and a cyclist. Maybe they could emit a pleasant hum?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:10 AM

5. hmmm

I cannot imagine being on a bike with all these idiots driving while using their cell phones....

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