Friday, August 17, 2007

Bike Lanes


Bike Lane
Originally uploaded by Facility Bike Club.
Here's a picture of the bike lanes in use up at South Lake Tahoe. The bike lanes on both sides of this road have become the Tahoe Keys Marina overflow parking lot. And from I'm told, since these people bring in a lot of money, nobody cares.

We ended up riding in the road, slowing down traffic. And when I say slowing down traffic, I mean of course that they were exceeding the speed limit and not paying attention to the fact that we were riding with a 6 year old.

Miserable Cars....

10 comments:

Chris said...

That is BS. If you set up a crit in their parking lot, I bet they would be bitching up a storm.

Brent said...

Great idea Cris! Count me in...

magrei said...

Ohhh Come on! Those consume all, I-need-the-latest-and-greatest, self centered, egotistical, uncaring, fried chicken smelling, gucci flaunting, big-sun-glass wearing fake asses need to park those gas guzzling, obnoxious, way-to-big-i-cant-really-drive vehicles somewhere....i mean really.

Jeff said...

Gosh, you're right. Perhaps I have been too insensitive to their special needs.

Brent said...

The law clearly states that if there is no bike lane cyclists may take the lane. This means we have the right to pull on out into the road and slow the traffic in such a situation...

Smudgemo said...

Obstruction of Bikeways or Bicycle Paths or Trails

21211. (a) No person may stop, stand, sit, or loiter upon any class I bikeway, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or any other public or private bicycle path or trail, if the stopping, standing, sitting, or loitering impedes or blocks the normal and reasonable movement of any bicyclist.

(b) No person may place or park any bicycle, vehicle, or any other object upon any bikeway or bicycle path or trail, as specified in subdivision (a), which impedes or blocks the normal and reasonable movement of any bicyclist unless the placement or parking is necessary for safe operation or is otherwise in compliance with the law.

(c) This section does not apply to drivers or owners of utility or public utility vehicles, as provided in Section 22512.

(d) This section does not apply to owners or drivers of vehicles who make brief stops while engaged in the delivery of newspapers to customers along the person's route.

(e) This section does not apply to the driver or owner of a rubbish or garbage truck while actually engaged in the collection of rubbish or garbage within a business or residence district if the front turn signal lamps at each side of the vehicle are being flashed simultaneously and the rear turn signal lamps at each side of the vehicle are being flashed simultaneously.

(f) This section does not apply to the driver or owner of a tow vehicle while actually engaged in the towing of a vehicle if the front turn signal lamps at each side of the vehicle are being flashed simultaneously and the rear turn signal lamps at each side of the vehicle are being flashed simultaneously.
Amended Ch. 517, Stats. 1993. Effective January 1, 1994.
Amended Sec. 21, Ch. 1007, Stats. 1999. Effective January 1, 2000.
Amended Sec. 7, Ch. 127, Stats. 2001. Effective July 30, 2001.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21211.htm

Just sayin'.

Smudgemo said...

BTW, I don't know for sure that the bike lane is consider the bikeway or path in question, but it seems unlikely that any of the exemptions would occur on some sort of bike path.

oldmanandhisbike said...

I think Smudgemo accidental left out (g):
"This section does not apply to the arrogant @$$holes driving SUV and who own boats. They are exempt due to being significantly more important than the rest of us, and certainly than a bunch of silly bicyclists."
I think this clearly demonstrates that they were fully in the right to park there, so piss off you wanker cyclists. :^)
I hate to say it, but I bet a few of them feel that way!

Xd said...

time to develop and market a new line of carbide-tipped bar ends.

Jeff said...

Someone already had a similar idea.