Cars parked in bicycle lanes cause cyclists to veer into traffic which causes motorists to blame the cyclists for unsafe riding.
It would be beneficial if there was more of a movement on behalf of the cycling community to bring awareness to this situation. I understand that motorists need a place to park as pedestrians need a place to walk – so too, do cyclists need a place to ride and if a lane is designated as a bicycle lane then it should not be blocked. It is a safety issue pure and simple.
The City Councilor for District 6 which includes Nob Hill is Rey Garduño, Vice President. I for one plan on writing City Councilor Rey Garduño but I would be love to hear any other ideas about how this issue could be brought to the right peoples attention to help make Albuquerque an even greater cycling city.
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