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. ;-)
Yeah, that intersection became a big fat mess when they made it "safer." I believe they eventually put up orange cones to alert drivers not to turn using the bike lane. Still, cyclists have to be particularly alert moving through there, as drivers still tend to turn right without looking.
For the WIN! wow.
Cager lyfe :(
On one hand, SO not cool to see the pic with the cars all over the green (and completely clueless). On the other hand, really cool angle of photo.
I've noticed once one car buzzes me, there's a higher chance of the cars behind that driver buzzing me too. They seem to just follow each other and not question, "hey, that's green. Maybe I shouldn't follow?"
I counted 8 cars parked (not just stopped but parked with no occupants) in the bike lane during my 5 mile commute in this morning, including a car parked directly in the middle of the Clinton two-direction "protected" lane.