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Share your pics, videos, streets, stories of what you find in the bike lane of the non-bike variety that has an impact on your ride and/or your safety. I've decided to keep it a little more open ended - cars, snow, buses, garbage, cabs, etc. If they shouldn't be in the bike lane, go ahead and add it to this thread. Please be safe if you are taking pics or video! :-) 

My hope is that we can collectively build some evidence of what we see when riding in the city with the overall hope of better enforcement of "bikes only" and improving maintenance. 

Update: More Hashtags to Capture Vehicles in the Bike Lane

With popular hashtags:

#LaneSpreading (Chicago Bike Selling)

#ClearTheWay (ActiveTrans), there are many options to capture violations.

We think you should use ALL of them AND post your photos on The Chainlink. ;-)

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I agree, there are times/situations when there isn't a better option, such as the Divvy station on Polk by the PINK line station - the choices for the DIVVY re-balancer are the main traffic lane, the bike lane, or the bus stop. In those situations, I just grumble to myself and keep pedaling.

On the other side of the fence?


If the driver's only options are to park illegally, then the city should crack down on these businesses.

If you’re not a Bike Lane Uprising submitter already, we’d love to have you sign up. We use submissions like the ones in this thread to triangulate problem areas, hold bike lane violators accountable, & share data with Chicago decision makers

7 N Franklin St. 311 report submitted.

111 N Franklin St. 311 reports submitted.

225 N Franklin St. 311 report submitted.

1850 W. Roosevelt Road

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1819 W. Polk Street

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1737 W. Polk Street

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1737 W. Polk Street

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1737 W. Polk Street

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