|Social distancing not working|
Another issue with this situation is that the van which is selling fruit and veggies is parking in a bike lane. Just in front of the van is a no stopping sign that seems to be ignored on a regular basis by these vendors. Also in the bike lane is another vehicle that is parked, and the person is standing in line to purchase things.
For us, it is very frustrating to see these vehicles stopped in the bike lane because these lanes were put in our neighbourhood to promote biking. Now, with these vehicles stopped, it means that the cyclists are forced out into the live lanes of traffic instead of in their designated lane.
I have continued to report these vehicles, and it just doesn't seem to help at all. If we were to stop in one of these lanes, we would probably be the ones that got the ticket. I understand that people want to purchase things, but either find a safe spot to park this vehicle or go to the store and get the stuff.
Social distancing rules have been put in place for the safety of everyone, and I hate seeing so many people think that these rules don't apply to them. So please when you are out and about remember that we all want to get back to doing the things that we enjoy doing and the only way to do that is to wear a mask and social distance.