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311 Is a Joke: NYPD Ignores Bike Lane-Blocking Big Rigs in Red Hook
Posted By Brad Aaron On June 10, 2014 @ 5:08 pm In Eyes on the Street,NYPD,Red Hook,Traffic Enforcement,Trucks | 45 Comments
At 8:00 this morning, Anna Zivarts encountered a flatbed tractor-trailer parked in the two-way Imlay/Summit Street bike lane in Red Hook. When that truck and a second rig were still blocking the lane four hours later, Zivarts tweeted  photos .
Prompted by a response from DOT on Twitter, at 2:15 p.m. Zivarts filed a complaint on the 311 web site. (There is no “vehicle blocking bike lane” option on the 311 site, so DOT advised  her to select “double parked blocking traffic.”) An hour later, Zivarts received an emailed response  that read: “The Police Department responded to the complaint and determined that police action was not necessary.”
When she checked the street minutes later, however, the trucks were still parked  in the bike lane. “Why bother?” tweeted Zivarts.
Though this isn’t one of NYC’s most hectic streets, in the video, taken by Zivarts, you can see the truck is forcing cyclists into an oncoming lane around a corner, where visibility is poor.
Apparently that’s not something the police care to prevent.
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URLs in this post:
 tweeted: https://twitter.com/annazivarts/status/476397800805384192
 photos: https://twitter.com/annazivarts/status/476399540543975424
 advised: https://twitter.com/annazivarts/status/476427551141666818
 emailed response: https://twitter.com/annazivarts/status/476445518277513216
 still parked: https://twitter.com/annazivarts/status/476448333809328128
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