Eyes on the Street: Don’t Park in the Bus Lane

Westbound curb lane just east of Park View at 7:39 am. Photo: Dana Gabbard

One of the most common complaints of cyclists is that it is nigh impossible to get the LAPD to enforce bans on parking in the bicycle lane. However, thanks to Dana Gabbard we may have found an answer. L.A. just needs more bus only lanes, which are after all also “bike o.k.”

Gabbard, a long time contributor to Streetsblog L.A. and director of the Southern California Transit Advocates, snapped this picture this morning of a clean BMW about to be towed for parking in the Wilshire Bus Only Lanes just wast of Park View on the westbound side. Doubtless, the driver has already written an angry letter that will become a feature in L.A. Weekly.

However, It’s nice to see the city enforcing the parking ban and making a cleaner and easier commute for cyclists and pedestrians alike. Now let’s see them enforce it on all non mixed-use travel lanes.