Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

The Big Bus could not have been more blocking the cycle lane, on a busy stretch of street outside Madam Tussauds (10th and F Street, NW). The bus was most definitely parked. The driver feet up on the steering wheel talking to the tour-hawker seen to the right of picture.

Not picking up and dropping off passengers. But engine off, going nowhere, smack-in-the-middle-of-a-well-marked-bikelane parked. I am sympathetic to the shared use of roads, especially in a busy city, and am used to having to leave the vague safety of my bike lane constantly on my morning commute (although loitering Uber drivers are a less forgivable menace). But blatant flouting of the laws, by a professional vehicle, AND when there is clearly room to move closer to the curb, I am hoping some naming and shaming could be in order.”


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