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Worst things about bicyclists in New York City

Unless you ride a bike to work every day, chances are you've been on the receiving end of some unfavorable behavior from a cyclist in New York City.

Whether they're blowing traffic lights, speeding through the park or riding on the sidewalk, we've got some gripes about cyclists that need to be aired.

Here are our least favorite things about bicyclists in New York City.

Not obeying traffic laws

To many bicyclists, red traffic lights are apparently
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To many bicyclists, red traffic lights are apparently optional.

Those who don't wear helmets

Come on, put a helmet on and save
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Come on, put a helmet on and save yourself from the possibility of disability and death.

Bike races that cause traffic nightmares

Oh, you wanted to get across town today?
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Oh, you wanted to get across town today? Sorry -- there are thousands of bicyclists riding down the street instead.

Citi Bikes and tourists

Who thought it was a good idea to
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Who thought it was a good idea to give lost tourists a bike in New York City? Seriously?

They go too fast in the park

When a herd of bicyclists comes speeding at
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When a herd of bicyclists comes speeding at you in the park and you're convinced this is how you will die.

They have no fear

Nothing will stop cyclists from going for a
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Nothing will stop cyclists from going for a spin.

They ride on the sidewalk

Sidewalks are for pedestrians, not bicyclists.
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Sidewalks are for pedestrians, not bicyclists.

cyclists are unpredictable

Are you going to act like a motorist
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Are you going to act like a motorist or a pedestrian? Probably which ever best suits for the occasion; who cares if that's confusing to everyone else, right?

Spandex

Spandex. So much Spandex.
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Spandex. So much Spandex.

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