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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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819 W 18th St. 311 report submitted.

1205 S Halsted St. 311 report submitted.

812 S Halsted St. 311 reports submitted.

790 S Halsted St. 311 report submitted.

631 W Harrison St. 311 report submitted.

507 W Harrison St. 311 report submitted.

404 W Harrison St. 311 report submitted.

1 N Franklin St. 311 reports submitted.

23 N Franklin St. 311 report submitted. OK, I've seen some seriously f*cked up parking jobs, but the inability to parallel park when there are *no* cars around one really takes the cake.

Mario F*cking Andretti takes it to the apron on the inside corner on Orleans like he's in turn 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. When the f*ck is the city going to repaint the bike lanes on Orleans?

39 God d*mn reports this week. F*ck Chicago. I don't want to hear one God d*mn more time how bike friendly this city is. They can't paint 1000 miles of bike lanes, but until they put some effort into keeping the bloody cars and trucks out of the bike lanes it's all talk. Hundreds of Finance Dept. workers riding around chatting all day instead of writing tickets. It's not that f*cking hard. I spend less than an hour each week in the bike lanes, and I encounter dozens of violators. I'm approaching 1000 311 reports in just over 18 months.

If only there was some sort of, I dunno, huge pension problem that desperately needed funding...

1583 N Clybourn Ave. 311 report submitted.


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