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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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351 N Orleans St. 311 reports submitted. The usual Thursday Night F*ck Fest on Orleans St. It's as predictable as Mardi Gras.

This, earlier today. Getting le donut fix. 

This was taken today around 215pm. The car had obviously been sitting there a long time because there was snow on the windshield and it hadn't been snowing for hours. And yet there seemed to be no ticket on the car. This is right outside the Daley center in the Randolph bike lane just west of dearborn. I called 311, hopefully they did something.

225 N Franklin St. 311 report submitted.

9-40-060 Driving, standing or parking on bicycle paths or lanes prohibited. (a) The driver of a vehicle shall not drive, unless entering or exiting a legal parking space, or stand, or park the vehicle upon any on-street path or lane designated by official signs or markings for the use of bicycles, or otherwise drive or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such path or lane. The driver of a vehicle shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any lane designated by pavement markings for the shared use of motor vehicles and bicycles, or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such lane; provided, however, the driver of a bus may stop the bus in any such lane (i) at a designated bus stop for the purpose of loading or unloading of passengers, (ii) in case of an emergency; or (iii) as permitted in Section 9-48-050(d) of this Code. In addition to the fine provided in Section 9-4-025 of this Code, any vehicle parked in violation of this section shall be subject to an immediate tow and removal to a city vehicle pound or authorized garage.

139 W Kinzie St. 311 report submitted. My 1000th submission to Bike Lane Uprising in less than 18 months. Oh f*cking joy.

75 E Washington. 311 report submitted. A special on donuts today.

77 S Franklin St. 311 report submitted.

201 N Franklin St. 311 report submitted.

Gee, I guess we're lucky we're not being ticketed for riding around bike lane obstructions. Oy.

77 S Franklin St. 311 report submitted.

Hey Argonne, with the greatest respect...


clp, do kindly f*ck off.

You've yet to add anything of value to this conversation, so why do you waste your time here?


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