Rantings of a two-wheeled commuter
I've blogged about how I bike to work a few times. One of the things I love about my city is that it attempts to be bike friendly. One of these attempts are bike lanes that are installed through the city.
Guess what bike lanes are for? Just guess.
Bike lanes are always the first to go on an urban construction project. It's hard to see, but the whole lane is blocked off ahead. I think they see it as 'expansion room' instead of a traffic lane.
Nice bike friendly patch job, jackasses. We got loose sand, chunks of asphalt, a big bump, and metal grates that are fun when it rains. Is it the friggin' x-games?
Note how they look for oncoming bike traffic. Peds have the right of way, but try to stop the suicidal behavior, peoples. My personal favorite is when they leap out from between parked cars.
Waiting area for crosswalks?
Once again, watching carefully for oncoming traffic while you just hang in the street.
Worst offenders are always contractors. They think they can just park anyplace for as long as they want.
If one isn't marked, just cut off the bikes and make a lane!
Who like to dodge right in front of bikes to drop off and pick up. There is, BTW, a 'no stopping anytime' sign on the other side pole there. Maybe because it's a crosswalk?