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    Senior Member TimArchy's Avatar
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    Atlanta bike lanes + cops



    This was taken this morning (03/09/07) in the bike lane on Edgewood Ave. across from Thumbs Up Diner.
    Please forward to all parties who you think will be interested.

    A little backgournd:
    This particular section of bike lane is often blocked by vehicles
    (many times police or city vehicles) parked as people visit the diner or the other shops in the area.
    Laced Up, a shoe shop across from the diner, has been outwardly hostile toward
    cyclists who attempt to inform the shop's customers that it is illegal to park their vehicles in the bike lane.
    On sundays, nearly the entire bike lane between Randolph St. and Boulevard is taken up by cars
    parked as people attend the local churches.
    Cyclists have been told by the police that the best way to inform them about illegally parked vehicles
    is to call 911 and report it. Many of us have been doing so any time we see an illegally parked car
    for the last year or so and have yet to see any change in the parking patterns in the area.
    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Frank
    I will derive power from their cries of despair. My crank a speedy dervish, spinning and spinning through the darkest night that anyone with the audacity to try and suck my wheel will ever see...

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    I am not a car Map tester's Avatar
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    I saw this police car parked in the bike lane this morning, except there was a pickup truck about where you were standing--I guess they thought the police were setting a fine example. When other cars or trucks park in the bike lane, often there isn't even enough room for other cars to pass without moving into oncoming traffic.
    "Bad facts make bad laws." FZ

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    Report him, I'm sorry this cop, oops I mean "person of police" here: www.reportmydriving.ga.gov
    What time of day, I could see a couple of people filing complaints based on that pic.
    T A R C K B I K E . C O M

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    Funny. That's just before the area of Edgewood that the police man pulled me and my wheelchair friend over to tell us we were going to slow to be in the bike lane!

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