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. ;-)
Same truck parked in the bike lane at DesPlaines & Washington on Friday. She was quick to get on the phone with her supervisor who said, "sometimes we have to block the lane for a little bit, so we can empty the garbage can." or something to the effect of sorry, not sorry.
That's bullsh-t. Each time I've photographed the truck there has been plenty of space to park at the curb. The worker is just a lazy a--.
351 N Orleans St. 311 reports submitted. FFS. The Thursday Night Sh-t Show has apparently moved to Wednesday. Is the city so God d-mn brain dead that they don't notice literally hundreds of 311 reports for this poorly designed section of Orleans? For f-ck's sake, at least repaint the God d-mn bike lane. I've only been reporting it for over a year now. Jesus F-cking H Christ.