The best way to handle bike-lane blockers
Letter-writer Casey Irwin suggests that the best way for cyclists to handle cars parked in bike lanes is just to go around them (NOW, August 31-September 6). Suddenly veering into a hot traffic lane and having to share the space with an 18-wheeler might be a trifle uncomfortable but that’s life.
Another tack might be to engage and ask the driver – if there is one in sight – to maybe park somewhere else. That will be a dead end, of course, and is likely to get you an earful.
However, drivers are often idling in the lane as they wait, so if you can get them to switch off, that’s at least one out of two. Look for the silver lining, I say. Geoff Rytell Toronto