Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scenes from Second Avenue a little earlier today

From EV Grieve reader Blue Glass...

The convergence of Verizon and ConEd trucks near 13th Street...



...a traffic cop lurking behind the pay phone on 10th Street... ready to start writing tickets...

8 comments:

Matt said...

Yesterday, there was an NYPD traffic cop cruiser parked in the bike lane on First Ave., forcing me out into traffic. But hey, bygones. Good to see them lying in wait for jerks who think that green stripe is just a mild suggestion.

Goggla said...

I had the misfortune to be driving around 2nd Ave last Sunday night, looking for a parking space because someone else in the car was having an emergency (food poisoning). Trucks were double-parked, blocking traffic. Two cabs were blocking empty spaces - with no driver in the car. Some guy had his garbage filling up another space. Where there used to be about ten spaces along the block, there were only three. Just as we found a space, some jerk drove through the bike lane and stole it.

Maybe these are just growing pains, but what a ridiculous mess.

blue glass said...

first avenue & 10-11 streets has an officer with a camera phone, the minute you pull into the wrong lane (even for a second) he runs over and takes a picture. after he has a few pictures he sits and writes tickets. tall blond officer.
i did not see this but trust the source. so, watch out.
the easiest way for the city to make money is to ticket everyone for anything they can find.

Anonymous said...

"first avenue & 10-11 streets has an officer with a camera phone"

That sounds great. Now if we can get license plates on all the bikes, the system would truly work.

Anonymous said...

Same old problems in a different city (I'm in Melbourne, Aust, this is like reading our local traffic blogs - cops ticketing, revenue raising, cries for bike licences blah blah blah)

Anonymous said...

License plates on bikes? Fuck off. I'm not even big on bike riding but get the fuck outta here.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 10:52 PM

You might not want to read this blog after drinking 8 beers. Diminishes your eloquence a bit.

Anonymous said...

Not to get into a pissing match between cities, but Melbourne, a city one third the size of New York has a population where barely 7% use public transportation where in NYC it's 54%. Big difference in traffic patterns and problems.