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.
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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.