My town and neighbouring Hamilton have one of the best bike lane and path systems in North America. The last week or so I've been riding the Northshore loop along the bay on and off and noticed this: someones been cutting the edge of their driveway (probably a soccer mom in an Escalade or Armada), digging up the grass, and dragging dirt and stones onto the bike lane. It's been like that for a couple of week. Myself, I usually use the road, as the bike lane has more debris on it, but pop over into it if there's a car approaching from behind. There are however a lot of the new generation green cyclists on cruisers and city bikes that stay in the lane (fear?) and it would be a hazard to them, so it's been annoying me.
Now we're not talking hillbillys here. Northshore Blvd. is ain an affluent part of town, waterfront property, and this particular lot is on about 400' of the bay. I'd say from the prices in the hood it would be worth about $7-10 million.
On yesterday's ride, I saw a 10 man landscaping crew doing the lawns/bushes/edging/etc. and figured they'd clean it up and fix the grass while they were there. Rode by today, nada. So, what to do, what to do.......
Being the civic minded guy that I am, I decide to correct the issue myself, as the city doesn't seem to be all that worried about it.
Yeah, I could have shoveled it into the hole the tires has created, but I found my solution to both solve the problem and send a message to the inconsiderate prick at the same time.
Yes, I can be a vindictive SOB. Sue me.