NYC large-soda ban: 10 other peeves Mike Bloomberg might want to target

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With the soda ban going into effect on March 12, here's Newsday Westchester's list of 10 other peeves he might want to target.

Sandwich board carriers: They're a cheap way to
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Sandwich board carriers: They're a cheap way to advertise but a nuisance on sidewalks, slowing down pedestrians trying to make the next light.

Doughnuts: Too many of these early-morning treats can
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Doughnuts: Too many of these early-morning treats can pack on the pounds.

Slow walkers: Set a minimum walking speed of
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Slow walkers: Set a minimum walking speed of 3 mph, eliminating virtually static pedestrians.

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Midblock cab hailers: Signaling between intersections frustrates those
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Midblock cab hailers: Signaling between intersections frustrates those who hail taxis at crossings, the proper way.

Sharp objects: If they're not safe on planes,
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Sharp objects: If they're not safe on planes, they're not safe on New York City's subway and buses, and maybe even streets.

Large coffees: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's
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Large coffees: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sodas goes into effect this month. How about also banning large caffeine-filled cups of coffee?

Multitasking walkers: If jaywalking is an offense, this
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Multitasking walkers: If jaywalking is an offense, this should be, too. Pedestrians have a choice: Either stand and text, or look ahead and walk.

Large sandwiches: Limit the popular 12-inch sub to
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Large sandwiches: Limit the popular 12-inch sub to a 6-inch sub to reduce calorie intake from quick lunches.

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Cool it on hot dogs: Limit them to
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Cool it on hot dogs: Limit them to one per customer. That would help reduce the intake of calories, cholesterol and maybe other harmful substances.

Ugh, those UGGS: Limit the wearing of these
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Ugh, those UGGS: Limit the wearing of these accessories from Down Under. After a winter of salt and snow, they do nothing to lift our spirits -- or help the New York state of mind.

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