Top, as Madeline Nelson, left, looks on, Times Up!s Barbara Ross puts a ticket on the windshield of a UPS delivery truck on Second Ave. near St. Marks Pl. Bottom, bike activists cruise up Lafayette St., across from the Public Theater, looking for illegally parked vehicles to ticket.
Clowns serious about parking in bike lanes
Tues., Aug. 23, was declared Bike Lane Liberation Day by bicycle activists. Dressed as clowns, a group from Times Up! and other riders cruised throughout the East Village and Downtown, looking for vehicles parked or stopped in bike lanes. When they came upon an offender, several stopped and placed a symbolic ticket on the windshield. The orange-and-white piece of paper, intended to resemble an authentic New York City parking ticket, said: This could have been a real ticket. Section 4-08(e): Stopping, standing, parking or otherwise obstructing bike lanes is prohibited. Subject to a fine of up to $115.
Cruising down Second Ave., they found a UPS delivery truck parked in a bike lane between St. Marks Pl. and Seventh St. The driver, unloading packages, cheerfully accepted his ticket as another one was placed on his windshield, ironically next to a real ticket.