Here’s What’s Wrong with the SFMTA’s Absurd JFK Bike Lanes in Golden Gate Park: #2, Parking Lane Too Small

Now of course the westbound driving lane of JFK Jr. Drive is pretty narrow as well, by design, to make drivers think about maybe not driving into GGP next time.

But anyway, this  here is the parking lane, which drivers don’t understand. They worry about cyclists catching thier driver-side rear view mirrors for one thing. So they sort of ignore the lines.

Now this particular vehicle has an owner with a brand-new ticket for $189 (before fees, oh, the fees), but I think that has to do with leaving it overnight in the park, or parking on JFK during a “Healthy” Sunday, that kind of thing: 

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Realize that this absurd lane scheme is a recent idea what sprung from the SFMTA Brain Trust. They think that this is a huge success since some faster cyclists now avoid the area and average speeds have come down a skosh. OK fine. Realize that the SFMTA thinks it’s doing a bang-up job running MUNI.

There will be a quiz. Better bone up now:

Here’s What’s Wrong with the SFMTA’s Absurd JFK Jr Bike Lanes in Golden Gate Park: #1, Tripod Zone, Hummer Limo Zone

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3 Responses to “Here’s What’s Wrong with the SFMTA’s Absurd JFK Bike Lanes in Golden Gate Park: #2, Parking Lane Too Small”

  1. cb says:

    i HATE these dangerous bike / parking lanes. i ride in the driving lane whenever it’s crowded with traffic and/or peds, because i know i will hit someone getting out of their car / giant tour bus / stepping in between cars / off the curb looking the wrong way / etc.

  2. Alai says:

    I haven’t had any problems with hitting people. Occasionally there’s someone who’s parked really badly, or people milling around, which might pose a problem, in which case I… drumroll… slow down. Not that difficult.

  3. DDD says:

    The problem is we now have to slow down in an area that had excellent flow before people mucked with it.