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My First Posts on MyBikeLane.com

You may remember me posting about a month ago about MyBikeLane.com, a site “conceived after repeated frustration at having to dodge cars illegally parked in the bike lanes. Several near crash experiences as a result of people too lazy to find valid parking motivated [the creation of] this site.”

While my regular commute doesn’t take me on a lot of bikelanes, I have started carrying a camera most days, so when I saw 3 trucks parked in the bikelane on the north side of College between Bay & Elizabeth (a 100 metre stretch), I started snapping, and I just posted them to the Toronto MyBikeLane site:

Purolator
Canada Post (which pulled right up behind the Purolater Truck as I was taking photos)
Fed Ex


More info about MyBikeLane, from the site:

MyBikelane is built on the notion that:

  • Cyclists are sick of having to dodge cars and trucks using the bikelane illegally.
  • These illegally parked cars force cyclists into traffic, making their commute more dangerous.
  • Those cyclists have cameras or cell phones w/ cameras.
  • Using the power of the community, we can hopefully make the problem more obvious and get the city to do something about it.
  • This makes it safer to cycle for fun or to commute.

How MyBikelane works:

  • You the cyclist see a car parked illegally.
  • You snap a picture, taking care to capture the license plate of the vehicle and proof that the vehicle is parked illegally.
  • You upload the photo, tell us when and where the incident occurred and the license plate info.
  • We make the site available to media, city officials, and the web to show the problem.

MyBikeLane.com

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