Monday, January 07, 2008

And He Said: Park in the Bike Lane

Jesus Saves on Henry Street

We often see cars stopped in the bike lane on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, but yesterday we found three vans from a local church parked in the famous lime green bike lanes (which have, thankfully, faded a bit with time and the weather). They were not double-parked or stopped. They were very parked near Clark Street. We watched one biker swerve into traffic on the narrow street to go around them, and one jogger do the same. Thankfully, Jesus must save, because we no one was hit.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is wrong for cars to illegally park in bike lanes and it sucks for bicyclists. But drivers have had to work around illegally parked cars forever. I drive a car and I ride a bike and I can tell you that either way you have to work around obstacles like this, not to mention dangerous drivers, irresponsible bicyclists, and pedestrians that jay walk across busy streets and avenues. As bicyclists gain more lanes and roads in the five boroughs, it's high time we come to accept the little inconveniences that all road vehicles experience from time to time. This is the price for using the roads.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this was on Sunday right, when the vans were using the church directly to the right in the photo, in Brooklyn Heights, where there is no parking to begin with? A hardly think a customary dispensation for a few hours for religion is bothering anyone.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is in front of First Presbyterian Church--I think that it is actually legal for cars to park in front of the church on Sundays during services and for special events like funerals--it happens every Sunday, but usually just between just between the hours of 10:30 and 1:00. This picture must have been taken sometime later in the afternoon, though--these vans belong to another church that rents out the space.

10:44 PM  

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