Excellent Enforcement:Cop Blocks Bike Lane To Ticket Cyclists For Not Using Lane

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Benzo
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I mean, how long would I have to ride in NYC before I got a ticket, even if I was trying hard to follow the rules?

http://gothamist.com/2010/10/27/cop_blocks_bike_lane_to_ticket_cycl.php


rsprake
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I saw this and laughed. It turns out the cop was just too stupid to realize what he was even doing.


Mick
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If bikes continue to become more popular, I think there will be a ground swell movement to ticket bicyclists for violation – particularly those violations that irritate cyclists.

If bike advocacy organizations like Bike-Pgh work pro-actively with the police, maybe (just maybe) enforcement will nto reach that level of idiocy. I wouldn’t count on that, though.


StuInMcCandless
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I would be really surprised if this gets beyond a nahhh-this-can’t-possibly-get-beyond-this-stage stage. Such stage would be for the police to win in court, and for the police to win on appeal.

Here, as toothless as the Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) is, I do think it helps keep the stupidity level in check, at least for City of Pittsburgh. Bets are off outside the city, but OTOH the chances of idiocy occurring on a large scale are limited by the size of the municipality, the police force, and the comparatively small number of cyclists.


sloaps
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I have too much respect for Pittsburgh cops to believe this could happen here. However, I have had a very extensive, loud, one-sided conversation with a PGH policeman on the operation of his motor vehicle proximate to my bicyle. It’s all good. I’m still here.

Carry on.


dwillen
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There was some dude parked in the bike lane on Forbes tonight, and he had a watch for motorcycles sticker on his truck :(

Another dude parked in the bike lane on Beacon. What is wrong with people? these aren’t even hard places to park.


Noah Mustion
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there’s a minivan slathed in bike-centric stickers often parked right in that transition between bikelane and traffic lane at 40th/liberty outbound. it’s sort of splitting hairs but after climbing that hill i’m splitting all kinds of hairs

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