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Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
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Recent transplant from Chicago here.  This is pretty scary stuff.  Its difficult with floating parking spots, but do your best to avoid that door zone, or to go slowly if you have can't.Toronto has…Continue

Tags: Lane, Bike, Toronto, Door

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Sep 6.

Toronto: Police hand out 273 tickets in bike lane parking crackdown
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The Toronto police handed out nearly 300 tickets last week as part of a crackdown on drivers who park in bike lanes.The parking enforcement unit …Continue

Tags: Parking, Tickets, Lanes, Bike, Toronto

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Lazzaro Jun 6.

Bike Video from Chicago (1939)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT_xDofi28kContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Apr 17, 2014.

 

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Yasmeen replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
"In the course of a weekend, I was nearly doored (by a driver) when pulling up to a spot I was meeting friends. I'm normally over to the left of the lane but since I was nearing my destination, I moved over to the right. Luckily, I veered out of…"
Sep 6
David Barish replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
"I completely agree.  I find  so-called protected bike lanes which are to the right of the parked cars to be more dangerous than  doing  nothing at all.  I strongly prefer a marked lane to the left of parked cars.  I…"
Sep 6
Paul Lazzaro replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
"The bike lanes in Evanston are adjacent to the curb, and they're awful.  At intersections, drivers are instructed (by signage) to yield to cyclists when they make a right turn.  They never do this.  Also, drivers tend to want to…"
Sep 5
Tom A.K. replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
""That guy wouldn't have 'flung' open his door so carelessly on the traffic side." I don't know for sure about that. I believe certain people do it carelessly over and over. I call them 'the door flingers'. I…"
Sep 5
clp replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
"I know these bike lanes along the curb are all the rage right now with city traffic planners.  But this incident shows their weakness: that guy wouldn't have flung open that door so carelessly on the traffic side!  He would have been…"
Sep 5
Jim Reho replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
"Wow, that's a bad one.  I'm glad the cyclist wasn't even more seriously injured.  "
Sep 2
Tom A.K. replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Dooring caught on video (Toronto)
"Ugly! This can happen at any time with these F*#%÷n' trucks parked in the bike lanes. You even have to be careful on the right side of the truck because the 'helper' can jump out at anytime. Damn, look before you…"
Sep 2
pat 5.5mi posted a discussion

Dooring caught on video (Toronto)

Recent transplant from Chicago here.  This is pretty scary stuff.  Its difficult with floating parking spots, but do your best to avoid that door zone, or to go slowly if you have can't.Toronto has recently piloted just this type of bike lane system on a major thoroughfare that I ride daily.Article about the dooring in the video:…See More
Sep 2
Paul Lazzaro replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Toronto: Police hand out 273 tickets in bike lane parking crackdown
"The political backlash would be too intense.  The media would be filled with commentary about elite, privileged, entitled cyclists vs ordinary, good and decent citizens who have no choice but to defend themselves in this 'war on…"
Jun 6
V W replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Toronto: Police hand out 273 tickets in bike lane parking crackdown
"I'd like to see a crackdown on dooring. So few of those cases, if any, are properly handled by CPD."
Jun 6
Maurice replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Toronto: Police hand out 273 tickets in bike lane parking crackdown
"I've never seen a bike cop write a ticket for parking in the bike lane, though I've often seen them ride past cars parked in the bike lane without even suggesting that they move.   I saw a Dept. of Revenue "meter maid" on a…"
Jun 6
Anne Alt replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Toronto: Police hand out 273 tickets in bike lane parking crackdown
"I sometimes see bike cops watching the bike lanes and writing tickets. I just wish they did it more often."
Jun 6
Maurice replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Toronto: Police hand out 273 tickets in bike lane parking crackdown
"I'll never understand why they don't do that here.  Politicians constantly complain that they don't have enough money, but yet they ignore this obvious revenue stream.  I see multiple cars illegally parked in…"
Jun 6
pat 5.5mi posted a discussion

Toronto: Police hand out 273 tickets in bike lane parking crackdown

The Toronto police handed out nearly 300 tickets last week as part of a crackdown on drivers who park in bike lanes.The parking enforcement unit launched the weeklong “Right 2 Bike” campaign last Monday to coincide with the start of the annual Bike Month. According to Brian Moniz, acting officer-in-charge for parking enforcement, by Sunday officers had given out 273 tickets for $150…See More
Jun 6
pat 5.5mi replied to Haddon's discussion ...and you will know me by the awesomness of my wheels.
"what do this look like at speed?  brown?  :)"
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