It’s heartening to see that cyclists all around the world are sharing the pain of cars parked in cycle lanes – from the mayor in New Zealand who was charging his electric car in one, to the dustbin lorry that was using the new superhighway in London as a place to do its rounds.
In Canada, though, one man has had enough of the “apparently totally confusing” bike lanes on Hollis Street, Halifax, in which cars apparently regularly park.
This video by alternative Halifax news website The Coast shows the presenter attempting to “offer a friendly guide to the etiquette of cars parking where bikes are supposed to ride.”
Just as finding a car in a bike lane forces a cyclist to make a potentially dangerous adjustment to their line, parking a bike on its side on a zebra crossing makes the road just as difficult for cars to navigate.
To make his point, the chap in the video regularly eschewed leaving his bike locked to a bike stand, instead choosing to lie it on the pavement, just to inconvenience people.
He’s not all about annoying people, though, with a good explanation of the rules regarding parking in a bike lane and tips for drivers on how to avoid doing it.