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. ;-)
Did you file a 311 report?
Yup, always do, and include the url of the picture I take too. I also fax the picture to the local police district and alderman/alderwoman offices.
The 311 code is active, but only for calling 311 and online. I believe SeeClickFix is being updated and no new codes are getting added.
It's a gorgeous day, so everyone needs to get their car washed.
The line for 4558 N. Elston.
And the line for 4454 N. Elston.
I also ride by the River West car wash on Milwaukee south of Grand and notice that they usually have the line up against the curb, instead of in the bike lane... trying to nudge Laurino's office to get these two places to do something similar.
Geez, a whole obstacle course for us.
I try to keep a small notebook and pencil in my knapsack - and pull it out and write down the time, place and license plate number. Somehow, the notebook and pencil seems to mean business...then move to the side and call 911. 311 is still too slow and I figure they can sort things out. Stretch limo that was in bike lane, I asked him to move and he swore at me...repeat above process. He had to show up in court.
I put swearing, especially of a sexual nature, as a sexual assault. That's why I called 911.
I have tweeted Divvy numerous times about seeing their trucks in bike lanes and only got a response once. They claim they train their drivers not to stop in bike lanes. I guess the drivers just ignore what they are told.