A day in the life of a bike commuter, looking at cars that take over the bike/bus only lanes. I'm an advocate of the "Share the Road" program and would like to see police enforcement of the cars illegally driving in the bike/bus lanes.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday 11/6--Police cruising along in bike lane



Here is a nice picture of a police officer taking advantage of the bike lane for no reason, except perhaps "because he can."

And in a little bit, I'll have a video of cars passing me on the right-hand side of the bike lane. I'm going to apologize in advance because it's very shaky.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how do you know he is there for "no reason"? Mind-reader, are yoU?

Thursday, 07 December, 2006

 
Blogger Lindsay said...

If the police officer had needed to rush to a location, the lights would be flashing. If the officer were in the bike lane to give citations to the cars in front of him/her, the lights would be flashing. If the officer were just cruising along for "no reason," and not wanting to be stuck behind rush-hour traffic, the car would appear as it does in the photo.

Being a police officer does not give them the right to break the law that ordinary citizens are expected to obey.

Thursday, 07 December, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would awfully surprised if biking while taking pictures weren't ticketable under the DC traffic code.

Being a cyclist does not give them the right to break the law that ordinary motorists are expected to obey.

Thursday, 07 December, 2006

 
Blogger iconoclasst said...

How about the cop the other day who threw on his lights to bust a red when I was about to rightfully cross a street from a blind corner under the 14 Street bridge, then proceeded to turn them off once he cleared it? Damn near took me out on his emergency response to the donut shop. I guess getting donuts is a "reason," but I hope no one thinks it's a good one.

Anonymous, this sort of lawless behavior happens all the time; I witness it several times a week on my daily 20 mile commute. If you want proof, check out the blog CSI Arlington.

Monday, 11 December, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iconoclast: for every police officer who breaks the law because he feels entitled (because he's a cop), I'm pretty sure that I can find a self-righteous cyclist who feels entitled to run lights/signs, break trail rules, etc. etc. out of some sense of scofflaw, vigilante environmentalism. Cyclists do not have a monopoly on virtue.

Wednesday, 20 December, 2006

 
Blogger Lindsay said...

How do you know that they do that out of a sense of vigilante environmentalism--mind-reader, are you?!?

Perhaps you should start a blog about that, anonymous! And stop filling mine with your lame comments!

Wednesday, 20 December, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How od I know? Perhaps because they have blogs with titles such as "self-righteous biker." :-)

Thursday, 21 December, 2006

 

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