A picture of a Metro bus, adorned with their most recent ad campaign reminding drivers that “every lane is a bike lane” straddling the Spring Street Green Buffered Bike Lane, has been making the rounds with stops in Reddit and LAist. When pictures such as this one pop up, there is generally a cry from Metro defenders or people that hate bikes arguing that the vehicle in question is not breaking the law in any way and we should just chill out. Maybe there was a bus stop, or maybe the driver was avoiding some sort of road hazard.
Looking to avoid that sort of commentary, we talked to Justin Resnick, the photographer who grabbed that particular shot. Take it away Justin.
It was the only vehicle in the bike lane and definitely not there for any legitimate reason. Once it got past the traffic in one lane and parked cars in the other, it cruised down the parking lane (a traffic lane during peak) and the bike lane as shown in the second photo.
The other picture he mentioned? You can see it after the jump.
Happy bike month!