I was riding along Flushing Avenue this morning when I came upon the most egregious bike lane blockage I have ever seen. The driver of this minivan basically backed it into the protected bike lane so that there was no way around.
After we both got off our bikes, pulled them up onto the sidewalk to go around this jerk, and then remounted, the biker in front of me turned and said, “Man, some people.”
That, is putting it mildly. The entire block ahead was empty, and while parking there is also illegal, at least there were no concrete barriers to essentially trap cyclists. I’ll just say it. What an asshole.