The website includes an up-to-date interactive map of NYC. Cyclists who see a car in a bike lane can take a picture and submit it to the site, along with the license plate number, the day and time, and the cross streets. The picture is then reviewed and edited for inappropriate language before being tagged on the map.
Right now, site activity is slow, with most uploads coming from a few frequent users. Still, Rosenquist said, “If everyone who learns of this site spends just 30 seconds per commute uploading a single submission, this database should grow by leaps and bounds in no time and we’ll have our proof [that cars in bike lanes are a huge problem].”
Tagging a vehicle on the site does not lead to legal action. Instead, the site acts primarily as an outlet for cyclists who are tired of putting themselves in danger because someone couldn’t find a proper parking spot.
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