If so, you were illegally standing or parking in the bike lane.
But we hope you’ll take a moment to consider our safety and think twice the next time around.
Consider this, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 677 pedalcyclists died on US roads in 2011, and another 48,000 were injured in traffic (Traffic Safety Facts 2011 Data). When you’re parked in the bike lane, we need to merge into traffic (sometimes very quickly) to get around you. This makes us vulnerable to those motorists on our left who aren’t expecting us to merge.
Safety aside, did you know it is illegal to drive or park a car in a bike lane in most U.S. cities, including Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Philadelphia? You may cross the bike lane when entering or exiting a legal parking space, but you can’t hang out there. We hope our friendly sticker saved you a future ticket.
Now that you’re here, please stay and have a look around!