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On the Sofa, Daily Edition

July 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Parking in the bike lane should definitely be ticketed, but cops aren’t going to do it. I have called 311 but I’m really not sure how effective of a process this is. If you report someone who is not respecting bicyclists on the road, can that pass for a someone driving recklessly? What happens if you report of reckless driver to 311? Chances are they transfer yo to 911 and then you are wasting resources. There was a guy blocking the bike lane on sunday on Greenpoint Avenue, even though there was 5 open parking spots to choose from and as I went passed him, I yelled, “You’re in the fucking bicycle lane!” and he responded by skidding out his tires and brushing my side. I called the police, but I seriously doubt anything will come of it. Reacting to drivers will not make things better, even though I couldn’t help myself yesterday. I see no good solution in sight if there is no one to enforce these laws.”–New Greenpoint Bike Lanes Make Excellent Parking Spots

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  • 1 windsor terrace guy // Jul 29, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I have often considered carrying a baseball bat to deal with the problem. I realize this isn’t very zen-like behavior.