Clowns serious about parking in bike lanes
Aug. 31 – Sep 06, 2005
Tues., Aug. 23, was declared Bike Lane Liberation Day by bicycle activists. Dressed as clowns, a group from Timeâ€™s Up! and other riders cruised throughout the East Village and Downtown, looking for vehicles parked or stopped in bike lanes. When they came upon an offender, several stopped and placed a symbolic ticket on the windshield. The orange-and-white piece of paper, intended to resemble an authentic New York City parking ticket, said: â€œThis could have been a real ticket. Section 4-08(e): Stopping, standing, parking or otherwise obstructing bike lanes is prohibited. Subject to a fine of up to $115.â€Cruising down Second Ave., they found a UPS delivery truck parked in a bike lane between St. Markâ€™s Pl. and Seventh St. The driver, unloading packages, cheerfully accepted his ticket as another one was placed on his windshield, ironically next to a real ticket.
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