+129 Drive-thru's should allow bicycles to order food, amirite?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Liability is too great

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Liability for what? And in what way different than a motorcycle? I have a headlight and twilight on my bicycle. No one can miss me.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Are you sure no one will miss you? I have multiple headlights, taillights and even Christmas lights on my bike and stupid drivers still manage to almost hit me as they are pulling out from side streets unto the main road I often ride on.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Do you wear a reflective vest?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Yes.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

It's hard. I biked for decades, even in broad daylight cars and especially buses would pull out in front of me. I think the drivers minds are filtered to only look for motor vehicles.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

liability for the restaurant having to deal with issues. it's just not worth their time or effort to cater to anyone who walks up to the window. that being said if the restaurant is open, the dining room should be open.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Restaurants in my city have realized it's a lot cheaper to run with dining room closed. Almost every McDonald's and Wendy's near me keeps their dining room closed at all times, and Taco Bell closes their dining room at 1pm

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Well at least the franchised locations have. The franchisees realized they can lay off a bunch of staff and run the drive thru with two people. The waits are long but they know once you ordered you're not gonna go anywhere. Managers refuse to give the franchise owners number to complain about it too.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

A motorcycle is significantly larger than a bike

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Liability because at least half of bike morons don't have front and rear lights. A motorcycle weighs 300 to 400 pounds more than a bike and can't be discriminated against anyway. Bikes are too small and dangerous.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

I worked at a drive-thru years ago. The bike isn't heavy enough to trip the censor to get the worker to take your order. I'm not against your opinion I'm just saying this is literally why bikes don't work at a drive-thru. They'd just be holding up the line.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

I think there should be a cycle lane at drive-throughs. There's a float-through McDonald's in Germany, why can't we have cycle-throughs?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Never know that was a rule. I often walk through the drive-through to order late at night while walking home from the bar. Good thing I don't bring my bike, I guess.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

It's been awhile since I worked at a drive-thru, but the censor goes off when you stand in front of the ordering thingy?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

well you shouldn't be using profanities while you order in the first place

by Anonymous 9 months ago

It will change from place to place, and even depending on who is working. As a general rule they don't like it for liability reasons. However some ignore that and serve you anyway.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

The reason I've been given is to prevent robberies. Someone on a bicycle can reach through the drive through window much more easily and doesn't have plates to report. Still kind of a dumb reason to me because stolen cars and plates present the same problem but it's honestly just part of car culture. Society assumes car ownership and hates people on foot and bicycles. The pandemic was hell when every business closed its lobby and said you have to order through the drive through. As if everyone had a car to take through it. Why don't we have more walk-throughs? I've seen a few places downtown with them and they get so many more customers that way.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

It seems that bicycles have all the responsibilities but none of the rights. We should stand up for our rights. If I got fined the same amount as a car for same minor traffic offence. Why shouldn't the bicycle also have the right to order food from the drive -thru?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Because it's private property and the business has the right to have a rule against it.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

I completely agree with you! Just because you are in a 2 ton steel box, doesn't mean you should be entitled to more street space, or restaurant privileges that other people are not entitled to. Same goes for urban design. Why are we paying for all this asphalt for the least space efficient transport method?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

We took a shopping cart through in high school to get food.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Usually, here, once the restaurant closes you can cycle through the drive that closes later. If its not that busy, they'll even allow walk throughs

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Just park your bike and walk inside?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

This would actually be so fun but it would be only a matter of time before someone gets run tf over in a Jack In the Box.

by Anonymous 9 months ago