Join Date: May 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: Waterford RST-22, Bob Jackson World Tour, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Soma Saga, De Bernardi SL, Specialized Sequoia
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We had an incident in Raleigh in which a UPS truck was ticketed and booted for double-parking on a street while making a delivery. In this case, the driver had nowhere else to park due to poor planning on the city's park (no delivery zone on a street lined with businesses). It caused quite an uproar in the local news, and I think the city ended up forgiving the fine.
On the other hand, my new commute route has bike lanes along several stretches of road (for the first time in my commuting experience). However, the bike lanes are essentially useless for cyclists. People who live along those streets seem to view the bike lanes as parking lanes, and they are filled with cars. And in most places, the lanes are filled with sticks, pine straw and broken glass as apparently the street sweepers don't get by there very often. I continue riding in the road like I always do.