Even a large, electronic sign in Crystal City telling drivers there is “no stopping in bike or traffic lane” doesn’t seem to be deterring some from doing just that, right next to the sign.
But Arlington County Police are backing up the sign’s message with citations.
Photos posted by the police department on Wednesday show officers ticketing a driver stopped in a bike lane on Crystal Drive — as a cyclist pedaled by in the travel lane — near the Chick-fil-A restaurant.
The high-visibility enforcement in Crystal City has been happening for at least a week.
Remember: our roadways don’t belong to any one of us, they belong to all of us. Share our roadways by being a PAL: Predictable | Alert | Lawful.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 24, 2019
OBEY THE SIGN: Help ensure the safe flow of traffic along Crystal Drive (and throughout the County). No stopping or standing in the travel/bike lanes. Officers are conducting high-visibility enforcement and tickets will be issued for observed violations. pic.twitter.com/4olISXAjTQ
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 23, 2019
Motor Officers conducted high visibility traffic enforcement along Crystal Drive today to curb illegal practices including stopping/parking in the bike and travel lanes. Increase roadway safety be being a PAL – Predictable | Alert | Lawful. pic.twitter.com/YKmrkCXz2u
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 17, 2019
On social media, several people cheered word of the continued enforcement this week.
“As someone who bikes in Crystal City — YEAH!!” said one.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!” said another.
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