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. ;-)
I called on the construction crew trucks in the 1200+ N Elston that were parked ON TOP of the concrete barriers and of course, blocking the bike lanes. I was driving my car today. You guys owe me one.
Today I saw a UIC Police officer giving a ticket to a driver standing in the bike lane in front of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum! There was another vehicle in front of that one which he didn't approach. I was watching from a little ways away and after a few minutes I surmised (but din't confirm) that the second vehicle was likely empty and he might perhaps hopefully give the driver a ticket upon their return.
Go you UIC Police!!
I work on campus, and I've only seen that happen once... but the bike lanes are *mostly* clear.
Frustrating that the city doesn't target these hotspots.
After work, riding north on Dearborn, Uber decides to park here to pick up his passenger. Car next to him yelled that he was parked on the bike lane. You can also hear me. I looked back and passenger looked embarrassed and said: sorry man!
At least this driver acknowledged he was on the bike lane. 12 E Harrison St.