VIDEO: My Figueroa Overtaken by Cabs & Such


CiclaValley would like to think that I connect with the people with my hard hitting commentary and award winning journalism.

But it seems when I post videos of crap happening, that’s when I get the most attention.

So be it.



Wednesday afternoon, I was riding with my work cohort Kevin down the newly configured My Figueroa corridor.

I had already seen a bunch of shots with parked cars on top of the lanes, but hoped that came from some initial confusion.

Heading southbound, it was easy to spot a cavalcade of vehicles all lined up where they ain’t supposed to be.

I threw the video up on Twitter and thought that was that, but when I checked in later, things seemed to blow up.



As you can tell through the video, there was a big lack of concern ignoring the signage that this was a no stopping zone.

One person who responded on the thread seems to be with the taxi authority and said fines and suspensions would be handed out to those that disobeyed.  



There also appears to be ride share drivers and chartered buses as miscreants, so I wonder who will take care of those?

LADOT jumped on the thread and offered this:



If you want another perspective, here’s my GoPro footage of it all:  

I’m happy to report that the lane was clear after we passed Venice and getting accustomed to the bike signals is going to take some getting used to.

Enforcement will help, but I’m going to need some bollards in place if something significant is going to be done about it because drivers will take what you give them.


  • What we need is Bike Force – a bunch of fixie goons with a Chinook hauling a magnet. Take those bike lane blocking cars and make an artificial reef for the fish and the surfers.

    • Great idea! Where do I send my donation to help get this started? Will that same Bike Force also visit the school in my neighborhood where the bike lanes become pick up zones when school lets out?

  • midringrider

    Just allow tow truck operators to tow any vehicle found stopped in a traffic lane to be towed. Right then, Right there. Grab and go….

    • Yeah, but where the hell are they going to have the space to store these millions of cars?