Friday, September 23, 2016
The Car Shaming Map
Every cyclist knows the dangers of cars parked selfishly in bike lanes. They have all also experienced the frustration from knowing that there is nothing that you can do about it. Except if you live in New York.
A new website allows New York cyclists to publicly shame car drivers who park in bike lanes. carsinbikelanes.nyc allows anyone to submit photos of cars obstructing bike lanes. It then displays the photos of the offending vehicles on an interactive map. It also prominently displays the licence plates of the obstructive cars.
If you don't live in New York then you could always fork the project on GitHub and set up your own crowd-sourced traffic violation reporting map in your own city or town.