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Old 04-25-07, 12:13 PM   #1
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Iparkedinabikelane.org

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Did you receive a little present from a concerned citizen recently? He or she may have wanted to remind you that your choice to block a bike lane was unsafe and probably illegal. Parking in, double parking in, or otherwise blocking a designated bicycle passageway forces cyclists (and others using this lane) to ride into the street, possibly blocking traffic and placing the cyclist in harm's way.

Think: car moving at 45 mph and bike moving at 10 mph. What fun! Bike lanes are there for a reason. Please be respectful in the future.

Ride/drive/walk safe.

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Old 04-25-07, 12:22 PM   #2
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I love this so much. Sending my $20 worth of paypal love right now.
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Old 04-25-07, 12:25 PM   #3
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awesome!

Feel free to add us on Myspace if you have an account.
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Old 04-25-07, 12:28 PM   #4
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reminds me of this:
http://toronto.mybikelane.com/
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Old 04-25-07, 12:29 PM   #5
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similar idea, stickers are more obnoxious but not as bicycling related

http://www.iparklikeanidiot.com/
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Old 04-25-07, 12:31 PM   #6
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This is amazing! We have pieces of paper in Atlanta to stick on windshields, but stickers are so much better--and slightly more permanent (grin).
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Old 04-25-07, 12:33 PM   #7
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I prefer this one personally
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i dig the idea a lot, i added you on myspace but forgot to sign off of one of the work accounts so if you want to receive updates about our monthly party shirts and skins keep that as a friend, if not delete it
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I prefer this one personally
that should be made into a nice sized sticker
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Yeah, they've been around for a while [the stickers] - over 3 years....

Most the shops listed on the site carry full stocks. Spread the word and maybe the cops will start penalizing drivers more!
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Old 04-25-07, 01:00 PM   #11
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This is a great idea. I wish they were available in Philly.
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Use stickers with caution. Could invite retaliation from an angry driver in a moving vehicle.
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This is a great idea. I wish they were available in Philly.

Well, since Philly is only 99 miles away, we may be able to work something out. Shops need to contact IPIABL to get stocks and shipping arrangements can be made. Requests have come in from Aus and EU as well....
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Old 04-25-07, 01:35 PM   #15
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Use stickers with caution. Could invite retaliation from an angry driver in a moving vehicle.
The beauty of this system is that while they're parked in the lane, a small tap is all that's required to place a sticker. The drivers usually assume you nicked their car as you passed by... moving vehicles are another story!
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Old 04-25-07, 01:46 PM   #16
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This is a great idea. I wish they were available in Philly.
They are. You can ask the folks to mail you some. Free.
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I like this much better than adjusting their mirrors, slapping a sticker on the trunk is much more covert.
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I usually cleanse esophagus on their back window anyways
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if all cyclists obeyed traffic laws, these would be valid.

but since that isn't true (and I'm one of these cyclists), then these sticker campaigns carry no weight.
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You call the advocacy? You think people parking in bike lanes really care what you think? It reeks of self-righteousness more than anything. People defend their right to blow stopsigns and run red lights around here---- then turn around with this Dudley-Do-Right crap? I really don't get it.
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I keep things even by driving just as poorly as I bike.
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i thought bike lanes suck?
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They wouldn't suck so much if they were used for biking. I personally ride in between cars - but when I'm riding with my girl, I'll use the bike lanes.
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They wouldn't suck so much if they were used for biking. I personally ride in between cars - but when I'm riding with my girl, I'll use the bike lanes.

Word. My girl doesn't ride as agressively as me, or as fast usually, and I don't necesarily want her doing the stupid **** I tend to do when I'm by myself, and even if she's capable, one person having a close call with a car would often mean the person following either gets hit, or has to stop.
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if all cyclists obeyed traffic laws, these would be valid.

but since that isn't true (and I'm one of these cyclists), then these sticker campaigns carry no weight.
Common feeling among advocates of anything, but, the truth is you do not have to be a holy pure virgin in order to advocate for what you think is right.
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