If you know me personally or follow me on twitter you know I’m a fairly serious cyclist. I ride in several high-mileage tours each summer, and, most recently, I began cycling to work. The commute takes me through portions of the old Vanderbilt Parkway — now known as the Queens Greeenway — and down several city streets. Portions of the Queens Greenway are car-free but I do spend approximately 1/2 of the commute on mixed use roads. This is where I’m supposed to enjoy the protection of a bike lane. Nice in theory however inconsiderate people and motorist force cyclist like myself outside the bike lanes. Across a couple of commutes I snapped some pictures of the obstructions I face every day. While not quite as epic as Casey Neistat’s video I think they illustrate the bike lane dangers quite effectively. NYC has no problem ticketing cyclist. How about ticketing bike lane offenders? If you’re not a cyclist but utilize bike lanes for other reasons, please consider the dangers your use presents to cyclist. Ahhh, Bike Lanes.