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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:
#BikeLaneShaming

#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. ;-)

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'Sorry. Next time I'll certainly replay, "F*ck off, Troll". CLP provides no value whatsoever to this thread. The purpose of the thread is to "share pics, videos, streets, stories of what you find in the like lane that impacts your ride". I've done that in spades. CLP provides nothing. Zip. Nada. 100% pure trolling.

If you can refrain from the "ef off" part, we have a deal. It's just a matter of being more civil. I hear you and understand your frustration and feel similarly about the trolling comments - I don't think it's helpful. 

On a good note, what you are providing is available for google to serve on a search. That is valuable. 

Actually, my days here are numbered. I'll be retiring in early November, and riding off into the sunset. I'll hang up my safety yellow for more neutral colors, i.e. khaki and navy blue, spending my time golfing and visiting national parks, rather than dodging Uber drivers and doorings.

That means this thread will fall back and go for a long sleep :( 

That's fantastic. Start a new thread with your adventures. That sounds like way more fun.  

Hopefully someone will pick up your torch. You are appreciated. 

Actually Argonne, I'll be sorry to see you go.  I think you're an excellent urban cyclist, who's just trying to make the City better for all cyclists.  Your heart is in the right place.

But rest assured; if this thread 'goes to sleep' your point was adequately made about 200 pages ago.  No further postings required.  Enjoy your retirement and your golf.  But don't put away your bike; I have a 'Sunday' bag for my clubs that carries very nicely on my bike.  So I can bike to driving ranges and golf courses in the city quite easily.  Good luck!

I'm guessing I could attach (backwards) my 3 wheel ClicGear pushcart to my bike, and lug my full cart bag to the range. It's no wider than a typical dog trailer.

225 N Franklin St. 311 report submitted.

9-40-060 Driving, standing or parking on bicycle paths or lanes prohibited. (a) The driver of a vehicle shall not drive, unless entering or exiting a legal parking space, or stand, or park the vehicle upon any on-street path or lane designated by official signs or markings for the use of bicycles, or otherwise drive or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such path or lane. The driver of a vehicle shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any lane designated by pavement markings for the shared use of motor vehicles and bicycles, or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such lane; provided, however, the driver of a bus may stop the bus in any such lane (i) at a designated bus stop for the purpose of loading or unloading of passengers, (ii) in case of an emergency; or (iii) as permitted in Section 9-48-050(d) of this Code. In addition to the fine provided in Section 9-4-025 of this Code, any vehicle parked in violation of this section shall be subject to an immediate tow and removal to a city vehicle pound or authorized garage.

If we do hybridize the thread, one variation for company or delivery vehicles could be:

-Here's what I saw (pic)

-Here's where it was

-Here's the number I called / email address I sent the info

-Here's who I spoke with

or info the contact info wasn't known, we could use the thread to inquire "Does anybody know how to reach xyz company/organization to report this or that?" 

225 N Franklin St. 311 reports submitted.

9-40-060 Driving, standing or parking on bicycle paths or lanes prohibited. (a) The driver of a vehicle shall not drive, unless entering or exiting a legal parking space, or stand, or park the vehicle upon any on-street path or lane designated by official signs or markings for the use of bicycles, or otherwise drive or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such path or lane. The driver of a vehicle shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any lane designated by pavement markings for the shared use of motor vehicles and bicycles, or place the vehicle in such a manner as to impede bicycle traffic on such lane; provided, however, the driver of a bus may stop the bus in any such lane (i) at a designated bus stop for the purpose of loading or unloading of passengers, (ii) in case of an emergency; or (iii) as permitted in Section 9-48-050(d) of this Code. In addition to the fine provided in Section 9-4-025 of this Code, any vehicle parked in violation of this section shall be subject to an immediate tow and removal to a city vehicle pound or authorized garage.

351 N Orleans St. 311 report submitted.

358 W Kinzie St. 311 report submitted.

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