berylman: I hate to do this but she was driving a Pontiac Parisiennet?/surely not right
lordargent: The driver was not cited.The fark?!
doglover: lordargent: The driver was not cited.The fark?!No laws were broken.
MasterPython: Don't they usually put a post in the middle of the entrances to stop that?
jaytkay: We have a new experimental bike lane here in Chicago.Two-way bike traffic on a one-way street.With separate red & green traffic lights for bikes.I think it's going to confuse the fark out of everybody - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians./ Cyclist[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 480x638]
scottydoesntknow: jaytkay: We have a new experimental bike lane here in Chicago.Two-way bike traffic on a one-way street.With separate red & green traffic lights for bikes.I think it's going to confuse the fark out of everybody - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians./ Cyclist[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 480x638]Well you can't make an omelette without cracking a few eggs...That's pretty farked up though. Why would cyclists need separate lights?
Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Some bikers, however, had trouble getting around the car.Ahhh... The irony.../boo-f*cking-hoo
EViLTeW: Pathetic of them not to show where she turned onto the bike path from. I chased it down on google maps and it doesn't appear to be signed as bikes only, but it doesn't look like the kind of road you should be turning down, either. It looks like a service road or bike path.
Outshined_One: /Can't wait for this disaster to turn Ashland into a wasteland.
Outshined_One: I already want to open my door on 90% of the cyclists who use Milwaukee.
serial_crusher: LumberJack: berylman: I hate to do this but she was driving a Pontiac Parisiennet?/surely not rightYou're right, that is incorrect. It's a simple Chevy Malibu, only reinforcing how ancient the driver must have been.That's the Classic actually. In 2005 and 2006 i think, they had a bunch of parts left over from the older Malibu body style and re-released them as the "classic"./ Same car I drive. Same color too.// Mine's got a spoiler though. That's right, deluxe edition.
LoneVVolf: "Authorities decided the best thing to do was walk the car to the Oregon side. One northbound lane was closed for about an hour, but traffic was not significantly affected. Some bikers, however, had trouble getting around the car."I'm going to spend the next 5 years mastering violin just so i can play the world's tiniest one for those bikers...
Feral_and_Preposterous: serial_crusher: well done subby.FTFA: He could not believe the driver was not citedI'm right there with him. Accidents happen but responsible people own up to their mistakes.How is not being cited not "owning up" to your mistake? Should they have begged the police for a ticket? Do you think there's a big chance (now that they've gotten away with inconveniencing themselves so massively) they're really fired up to go do it again?
Feral_and_Preposterous: If she is senile or old or something, though, I do think that she should be tested to see if she should be driving at all.
jaytkay: It's the bee-line between downtown Chicago and one of the densest hipster havens in the US.
morg: I think the Portland cops are acknowledging the fact that there are no barricades and possibly poor signage where she entered.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AloysiusSnuffleupagus: doglover: lordargent: The driver was not cited.The fark?!No laws were broken.Right, no laws, like "This lane is for bicycles only." Nope, none at all. I live with my mom.That's not a law
SpaceBison: I like how they put the entrance to the bike path right at the end of a cul-de-sac.http://maps.google.com/?ll=45.604539,-122.555974&spn=0.000937,0.0009 27 &t=h&z=20
DemDave: Here, I did the legwork for you bozos.This appears to be the bridge in question. Even has street view for the bike path.But even with all that help, I still can't figure out how a car gets on there. Maybe one of you will have better luck finding an entrance where a driver could get confused.
Hollie Maea: ThatGuyGreg: Not shown: the bike lane entrance./lazy assholesI often ride that bridge. I can assure you that it would take a massive amount of talent to end up there in a car./Another favorite for dumbass drivers around here is the light rail tunnel that goes under the zoo.
Hollie Maea: At some point she saw this and thought "This looks legit. I'll bet this is how people get from Washington to Oregon"[i37.tinypic.com image 460x486]
Hollie Maea: She had to drive on the little path for about a quarter of a mile or so before she even got to the bridge. The images in the article show she almost made it to Government Island before she got stuck, so that's about a mile on the bridge.At least she had a nice view:[i35.tinypic.com image 639x379]
Apik0r0s: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nice spacesuit, Lance.[media.ktvb.com image 600x800]Nothing wrong with riding a bike. Playing dress up attention whore makes me wish she had plowed through a crowd of them at 60mph.
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