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. ;-)
Just wanted to chime in to say that I got a good response from sending emails to the city's 311 page for a recent parking situation. I'll update if anything changes but they seem to have addressed my concerns and rectified the issue.
All within the last 24 hours:
- 2 cars parked in the Clinton 2-way lanes, right next to legal spaces.
- 8 cars parked in the State "protected" lane near the post office (including a Jeep with a bike rack), right next to legal spaces.
- A car and a van parked in the Dearborn 2-way lanes near Daley Ctr, steps from countless police officers.