We are x- cabbies now called uber the best. It's only your perception change this time.
If you don't like the life style, damn you...evidently you don't possess the fibers too understand what it's stand for nor respect it..gotta have some hood in you ! Gotta be from the hood or around something hood long enough too even get down w the likes of these such Stunnas !
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, SHOUTS OUT CLIFT !!!! You have sparked the movement , Big Ups bra ! KEEP THE FLAME GOING HOMIE !!!
#1DWN/5 UP AKA KEEP IT ON 1 WHEEL.. SALUTE
There's too many comments on here that are holier than thou. We all have been on the highway going considerably over the speed limit; we have made a right turn at a traffic light without really stopping; we have made a rolling stop through a stop sign but not actually stopping - there's at least one thing we all have done that amounted to breaking the law that actually endangered at least one other person on a public street. We all have broken some law and endangered someone by our actions at some point in time. Let's not throw stones at glass houses.
That being said, I agree with @jaymeltdown's comment on giving them a space to ride. The land from the Downtown Connector to Metropolian Parkway along University Avenue would be a perfect spot. It's plenty of land to make it feel like they're on the streets yet they're secluded enough to not be a danger or a nuisance to others. Until that land is truly developed as part of the Beltline, put it to good use instead of it being there vacant as it has been for many years.
For situations like this, instead of complaints there should be thoughts on how to solve the situation in a creative fashion. Finding abandoned, unused pieces of land that would give these riders the space to do what they want and get them off of city streets is the best solution. Putting them in jail makes the situation worse, as the lawlessness will continue and escalate via retaliation. It also is a burden on taxpayers to pay for these people to be in jail.
But to get people on their side, the riders need to be more respectful and mindful of their surroundings, others on the road, and the people who live in the communities they are riding through. Blatant disrespect won't get anyone to sign onto their cause. Being respectful of others will attract others to rally for your cause.
Welcome to the real world. Big businesses are always putting the small guys out. It happens all the time. Total Wine came in and knocks out all the small stores in town and making the surviving ones all break even. Home depot doing their thing in the hardware business and of course Walmart. Why the F. does the Taxi company think they are entitled to fairness? Most businesses are at a disadvantage unlike Taxi companies who hold a monopoly all this time. It is so cool and amazing that 2 start ups are breaking into the business and impacting them while making a profit. We have 2 small companies taking money from the large ones. This is great. Plus the taxi companies are so dirty, cheap, rude, and unpleasant than why not use other services like these.
The video is f*cking hilarious, Ormewood. Reminds me of when I saw American Graffiti for the first time which in turn brought back memories of growing up in South Georgia in the 60s. I guess the more things change the more they stay the same - kids being kids and grownups being grownups and both acting silly. Thanks buddy - too funny!
The author was asking for a middle ground, not leaving it and not white washing it. I would love to move there and help bring about some change. More Mom n Pop shops, another farmers' co-op, keep the voodoo store and wig shops, add some farm to table restaurants and restore the old hotels and apartments.
"I find it a little ironic that CL was covering a story about how driving constriction equipment down a street was going to threaten the safety of the children and elderly in the neighborhood, but can't find anything wrong with guys driving on the wrong side the road popping wheelies."
"they race up and down the hill on Epworth [Street] endangering the safety of children and other neighbors."
"There's a pack mentality that's pretty dangerous," Poventud says. "It's a safety concern when it's more than one or two [riders]. But five to 10 together ... they're running lights and stop signs. You have a recipe for a dangerous situation."
"Kids ride by me like a bat out of hell — not just in the park, but on the street. These kids have no regard and don't even understand the laws. They're four deep riding on both sides of the street."
I hope all these young guys are wearing their helmets !
This is the video that should have been posted to this story.
"Constructive" and "keeping us out of trouble" indeed.
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"Is an issue of safety a public nuisance".
Yes, those topics never devolve into race.
I find it a little ironic that CL was covering a story about how driving constriction equipment down a street was going to threaten the safety of the children and elderly in the neighborhood, but can't find anything wrong with guys driving on the wrong side the road popping wheelies. I guess that liberal logic for ya.
@ Get a Clue RE: "Obviously you didnt read the article or look at the pictures. Virtually every picture they are breaking the law. And the videos are even better. And then add in the anecdotal stories of people that live in the neighborhood near Perkison. What more proof do you need?"
I was referring to criminality like shooting guns and transporting drugs. If photo evidence or some kind of police report supports that then you've proven me wrong. Traffic violations are...not generally what I think of when I think of criminality but I suppose you're technically correct.
"Its a free world" to break the law? If I speed, I get a ticket. Why should you be any different? From my perspective, nothing to do with race - it is to do with safety.
This is not a racial issue. It's an issue of public safety and public nuisance. Those of you trying to make it racial need to cut it out.
wow, I think it's amazing this guy can get away with saying "It's not the same, there's a lot of whites" about going to tracks outside the city. However if I were to say I don't go ride in the city because there are a lot of blacks, I would be labeled racist....funny how that works.
Canman, you sound like one stupid piece of shit. If you live to see 20, I hope you manage to graduate high school by then, but I doubt either will happen. #atlbikelife
y are all y'all people so worried about bikelife I'm a 14 yr old that want to ride dirt bikes n play sports many people are getting tired of just riding pedal bikes n riding skateboards.But if it was a gang of white people they would have been made them a park or a organized place to ride so all y'all haters hop off its a free world n its all bout #ATLBIKELIFE
I used to work in the odd fellows building from 2008-2012. For all the talk about restoring Auburn Avenue from the time I was there it never happened. Wonder when it will happen. On another note I'm surprised Alton is still around after all these years.
1) What's the official response from the city (mayor, APD leadership and zone commanders)? How do they plan to contain it or mitigate the risks to the community? What are citizens and taxpayers to think when there are in some instances police cars appearing to serve as informal escorts? Why haven't police impounded the tractor trailer(s) hauling dozens of bikes on more than one weekend, presumably from out of state? Is there a BOLO on it?
2) Where are any stats on numbers of crashes, injuries, arrests, impounded bikes and documented damage to parks and property?
Keep digging. Personally, I'm more concerned about the social costs than what's in the minds these outlaws.
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