Best Public Shaming
Who’s Blocking the L Street Bike Lane Today?
Nobody respects the L Street NW bike lane. Cops, delivery drivers, tour buses—anyone who can claim they didn’t understand the rules breaks them. For bikers, having to weave back into traffic and around cones is enough to make anyone fantasize about dispensing some multimodal justice with the help of a U-lock. Instead, read Who’s Blocking the L St. Bike Lane Today?, the Tumblr devoted to pictures of drivers blocking the lane. Since it launched in January, the anonymous blog has catalogued more than 100 vehicles parked where they shouldn’t be. The message to scofflaw drivers is clear: If the police won’t do anything, we’ll at least get passive-aggressive about your car online.