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Concerned about a single police car parked in your bike lane? How about 20? [Dec. 7th, 2012|10:45 am]
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This was taken this morning at the intersection of Great Seneca and Sam Eig Hwys:



There was plenty of space to put their cars on the other side of the road (demonstrated by a sole car parked there), but they chose the convenience of a bikeway. This was not some kind of emergency, just training for new police officers, and not the first time I see them there. All cars empty (all trainees congregating at the intersection), but idling, so saving gas is not on their priority list either.

Upd: I have received an email from a police captain from the public service training academy stating that parking like that was a mistake and that they will never do that again.

Upd 2: Today (12/14) was another training session and this time all police cars were parked out of the bikes way in the grass median, so I want to thank again the safety academy leadership and everyone involved in resolving this.
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[User Picture]From: orphanka
2012-12-07 04:32 pm (UTC)
И копию в State government и прочим депутатам.
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[User Picture]From: roomd
2012-12-07 04:36 pm (UTC)
Я пока что послал в местный biking mail list (поэтому и текст по-английски), там есть люди с выходами на местную полицию, посмотрим, скажут ли что-нибудь.
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[User Picture]From: roomd
2012-12-07 04:38 pm (UTC)
А вот уже и результаты какие-то пошли:

Thanks Amy and Dmitry,

I've asked the MCP liaison to the pedestrian, bike, and traffic safety advisory committee to look into this. It may be a simple as putting a request into the academy to conduct the training with ALL road users in mind without putting anyone in harms way.

steve
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[User Picture]From: alleukemist
2012-12-07 04:54 pm (UTC)
Молодец, что made it public.
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[User Picture]From: roomd
2012-12-07 04:57 pm (UTC)
А то ж, у нас тут гражданское общество или где?
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[User Picture]From: yankel
2012-12-07 05:21 pm (UTC)
A ты, на его месте, небось подошел бы и рявкнул:"Мусора, прочь с дорожки!" :)

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[User Picture]From: elka_palka
2012-12-07 05:57 pm (UTC)
Дима, а ты чего вдруг позеленел??
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[User Picture]From: roomd
2012-12-07 06:43 pm (UTC)
Вчера уже отвечал, под цвет велосипеда:

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[User Picture]From: j_v_p
2012-12-07 06:50 pm (UTC)
Брр.
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[User Picture]From: roomd
2012-12-07 06:50 pm (UTC)
Полисы или дождик?
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[User Picture]From: j_v_p
2012-12-07 06:55 pm (UTC)
Полицейские.
Дождик нормально, дождику так положено.

Дочитала комментарии - добавлю, что одобряю общественную позицию.
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[User Picture]From: j_pinchikov
2012-12-07 10:12 pm (UTC)
Выглядит как иллюстрация к анекдоту. Что-то типа Явка провалена, понял Штирлиц.

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[User Picture]From: roomd
2012-12-07 10:21 pm (UTC)
Да. и фото не передаёт масштаба, в жизни оно ещё забавнее выглядит.
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