I was pedaling along on this beautiful Monday morning, taking advantage of the great new bike lane DOT installed on the Grand Concourse. Then, all of a sudden, I came up on a car illegally blocking the entire bike lane! After the tragic loss of Megan Charlop here in the Bronx, which was widely covered by the media, you would think our elected officials would be a little more mindful about cyclist safety. Not Assemblymember Gibson!
So, in order to park only a few feet from the front door of her office, she parked her car with official Assembly plates smack dab in the middle of the bike lane. As usual, we have yet another elected official taking advantage of a parking placard and the lack of lawful conduct among New York's um... "Finest???" to put the lives of others at risk for her own minor convenience.
Note that Assemblymember Gibson touts her credentials in Criminology. I don't care how many fancy degrees she has in crime fighting, parking outside her district office does not constitute "Official Police Business," as her placard claims, and use of the placard to block the bike lane is officially illegal.
Perhaps we should ask her to explain how it improves safety and the relationship between the police and the community when our elected officials blatantly break the law in broad daylight, and the cops do nothing about it!
Thanks for sharing BD Reader!