Full Pedal Racket - Citi Bike

  • Aired:  06/06/13
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Al Madrigal gauges reactions to New York City's bike share program. (5:34)

MOP.

BUT OF COURSE THIS BEING NEW

YORK CITY SOMEBODY'S GOT TO

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT.

>> BIKERS AND DRIVERS ALIKE

ADMIT THEY'RE NERVOUS WITH

THE SUDDEN INFLUX OF NOVICE

RIDERS ON UNFAMILIAR

EQUIPMENT.

>> DOESN'T ACCEPT OUR CREDIT

CARDS.

>> WE WANT THE BICYCLE SHARE

PROGRAM BUT WE WANT IT LESS

HEAVY-HANDED PLACEMENT OF

THESE RACKS.

>> Jon: OH, THEY'RE NOT

SAFE.

DOESN'T WORK.

IT LOOKS LIKE [BLEEP] BLAH,

BLAH, BLAH.

YOU KNOW WE USED TO SAY THE

SAME THING ABOUT THE IRISH.

AND LOOK AT THEM NOW!

THEY'RE RUNNING THE JOINT!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

IF THERE HAD EVER BEEN

ANYBODY T WAS LIKE LOOK, I

LIKE THE IRISH, I JUST

THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE MORE

JUDICIOUS PLACEMENT.

DOESN'T ANYBODY HAVE A REAL

OBJECTION?

>> DO NOT ASK ME TO ENTER

THE MIND OF THE

TOTALITARIANS RUNNING THIS

GOVERNMENT, OR THE CITY.

THIS MEANS SOMETHING MUCH

MORE THAN THE SPECIFICS OF

THIS DREADFUL PROGRAM.

IT MEANS, ENVISION WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET A

GOVERNMENT THAT IS RUN BY AN

AUTOCRATIC MAYOR OR OTHER

LEADER AND A GOVERNMENT

BEFORE WHICH YOU WERE

HELPLESS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: JUST [BLEEP] BIKES,

LADY.

SLOW DOWN, LADY HUNGER GAMES.

OR SHOULD I SAY PULITZER

PRIZE WINNING EDITORIAL

BOARD MEMBER OF THE "THE

WALL STREET JOURNAL".

AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?

WHAT GROUP ARE YOU

SUGGESTING IS CONSPIRING TO

CRUSH THE WILL OF THE

PEOPLE.

>> THE BIKE LOBBY IS AN ALL

POWERFUL ENTERPRISE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: AH, YES, BIG WHEELS.

AND THEIR UNION SONS.

DAMN YOU, FOZY BEAR.

THE GOOD NEWS THE "THE WALL

STREET JOURNAL" FINALLY

RECOGNIZING THE CORROSIVE

EFFECT OF LOBBYING, THE BAD

NEWS, IT'S THE BIKE LOBBY.

COME ON, THERE ARE REAL

COMPLAINTS TO BE MADE AND TO

SEE IF THE PEOPLE OF NEW

YORK ARE WILLING TO MAKE

THEM WE SENT AL OUT TO THE

STREETS TO MAKE THE CASE.

>> Reporter: WITH THE CITY

BIKE PROGRAM NOW NEARING THE

END OF ITS FIRST WEEK, DOR

THEE IS ALL OVER THE CITY

ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST

THAT TYRANNICAL BIKE SHARE.

>> I THINK IT'S A DISASTER

FOR THE CITY.

>> I THINK IT'S A HAZARD.

>> I MIGHT BE A POTENTIAL

ACCIDENT.

SOMEBODY PITE RIGHT OUT LIKE

THIS AND HIT ME OR SOMEONE

ELSE.

AS A BIKE IS COMING OUT.

>> LET'S BE HONEST YOU ARE A

POTENTIAL ACCIDENT NO MATTER

WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

AND THE DAMAGE IS SURE TO

TAKE A FAR GREATER TOLL.

>> YOU HAVE AN HISTORIC

NEIGHBORHOOD BEING

DESECRATED BY THESE UGLY

BIKES.

>> CAN YOU IMAGINE THE

PROPERTY VALUES GOING DOWN

ON THESE THREE BUILDINGS IN

FRONT OF WHICH --

>> I THINK THAT ONE WENT

FROM LIKE 22 MILLION DOWN TO

21 MILLION.

>> IT'S SAD.

>> HEARTBREAKING, EVEN.

NOT TO MENTION THE BIKE

SHARE'S BIGGEST TRAGEDY OF

ALL.

>> THEY'RE TAKING WAY FROM

VALUABLE PARKING SPOTS.

>> AT LEAST THREE OR FOUR

OTHER CARS CAN COULD BE

THERE.

>> THE BIKES TAKE UP MORE

ROOM THAN THE HONDAS BECAUSE

THEY EXTEND INTO THE STREET.

>> WE'RE LOOKING AT THE SAME

THING, RIGHT.

>> YEAH, WE ARE LOOKING AT

THE SAME THING.

SO YOU MUST BE FOR THE

BIKES.

>> I DON'T GIVE A [BLEEP]

EITHER WAY.

>> OKAY, WELL NEITHER DO I,

BECAUSE I DON'T LIVE HERE.

>> THE WRS PART IS MAYOR

BLOOMBERG COVERTLY PLANTED

THESE BIKE STATIONS WITH

PRACTICALLY ZERO NOTICE.

>> ONE MORNING I WOKE UP,

THEY WERE HERE.

>> AWE AWFUL.

THAT BLOOMBERG HAS DONE

THIS.

>> APART FROM THE 159

MEETINGS, HE DIDN'T SAY A

WORD.

>> OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS SOME

COMMUNITY OUTREACH BUT THEY

PUT THESE STATIONS DOWN

WITHOUT ANY DUE PROCESS.

FOR EXAMPLE, ON WEST FOURTH

STREET.

>> OKAY, WELL, EVEN THOUGH

THAT IS NOT TRUE, WHY IS IT?

>> YES, EVERYONE HATES CITY

BIKE, EVEN THE NEIGHBORHOODS

THAT DON'T HAVE IT.

>> LIKE BROOKLYN'S BEN.

>> WHERE CITY BIKE WHERE WE

REALLY NEED A CITY BOOK.

AIN'T NO CITY BIKE IN THE

HOOD.

>> YOU ARE SAYING PEOPLE IN

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEED THE

BIKES.

>> WE NEED THE BIKES.

>> WHY CAN'T YOU TAKE THE

SUBWAY.

>> THE J TRAIN, THE J TRAIN,

WHERE THE [BLEEP] AM I GOING

TO GO ON THE J TRAIN.

>> THEY GO ON-- LITTLE.

>> YOU KNOW-- [BLEEP] OWN

HOUSES IN THE FOURTH COURT

YOU KNOW WHAT WE OWN HERE,

SPRAY CANS BLOEP [BLEEP]

BLACK FLAG.

>> HE -- SEE HOW THE BIG KOS

RUIN HIS COMMUNITY.

>> THEY ARE AN EYESORE, IT

USED TO BE A BEAUTIFUL

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD.

>> EYE SORE IN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE IN THE HOOD.

THEM PRETTY BLUE ASS BIKES

WOULD BENEFIT THEY WOULD

DECORATE THIS [BLEEP].

>> CERTAINLY SOMEONE MUST

HAVE A SOLUTION.

>> IF ONLY BLOOMBERG COULD

COME UP WITH AN ALTERNATE

FORM OF TRANSPORTATION,

SOMETHING THAT WAS

CONVENIENT FOR ALL THE

CITIZENS TO SORT OF CHECK

OUT ON A REGULAR BASIS.

>> IT'S NOT LIKE YOU CAN

RENT A HORSE.

>> THE ONLY THING I CAN

THINK OF IS SMALLER CARS,.

>> FINI CARS.

>> TINY CARS MAYBE ELECTRIC

CARS.

>> TINY ELECTRIC CARS.

>> LIKE THE GOLF CARTS.

>> WHILE THE HOOD WAITS ON

THOSE GOLF CARTS, THEY'LL

JUST HAVE TO MAKE DUE.

>> KEEP IT UP, KEEP

THAT-- YEAH, THERE YOU GO,

THAT'S HOW DO YOU A CITY

BIKE-- CITY BIKE.

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