Trash Day still a debacle for cyclists on LA streets

Trash cans blocking the street at Avenue 50 and North Figueroa Street in Highland Park

It is illegal to block a bikeway in California, and it is illegal to block the right-of-way in general, but this doesn’t stop lazy Angelenos from blocking streets on trash day with trash cans to allow them to keep their precious car parking spaces.

The photo above was taken at the intersection of Avenue 50 and North Figueroa Street in Highland Park – right in front of the former home of Occidental College, which has since been converted into a tenement of sorts.

Was a call placed with the Public Works Department’s Bureau of Street Service’s Inspection and Enforcement Division? Uhh … not yet. There is only so much time one can spend on the phone with a sleeping kid in the bakfiets (800-996-2489) and it was past normal office hours (kindly commit your crimes during the hours of 8am to 4pm, thank you, come again).

Anyone else got a real stinker of bikeway blocking violation?

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