Monday, April 19, 2010

Now That is an Awesome Parking Job

Not everyone is on the NGSL or SBA exec boards.  Not everyone can afford a spiffy $300+ D3 pass.  Some folks have to take their chances finding a spot on Arlington and/or Milmont.  We did this for a while, and sometimes when you are really in a hurry, you don't have time to do a perfect parallel parking job.

But this is a little ridiculous:

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, that person should be euthanized.

Anonymous said...

wgwag

Anonymous said...

That's disgusting man. And, content aside, you really are a horrible writer, so stop posting.

Anonymous said...

I think this photo and the fact it was taken on the same day that a biker was killed in Charlottesville while riding on Main Street highlights the dangerous disregard for cyclists which far too many drivers in this town/state/country continue to display.

Imagine a biker going down the hill at the 25 mph speed limit suddenly encountering this car parked in a manner that blocks the bike lane. Now imagine that there is a car also traveling the speed limit alongside the biker.

What are the biker's options in this decision? Try to squeeze between the parked and moving car (and hope the moving car notices and gives some room) and risk crashing into one or both cars? Smash into the parked car?

Obviously, neither are particularly attractive options and yet that is the scenario the irresponsible driver of this car put people in when s/he made the selfish decision to park his/her car in this manner.

Anonymous said...

^ Credited.

Anonymous said...

11:55 - stfu you overdramtic whiny biznatch

Anonymous said...

12:41 = too out of shape to bike up the hill on arlington. sorry about your huge pink gut.

Anonymous said...

It is truly unfortunate that the bicyclist was killed, and this parker is indeed an asshole.

BUT!

Bikers seem to have little regard for us drivers, either. How many times have I been driving along only to get stuck behind some douchey bicyclist going like 10-15 MPH? If you can't go at least 25 or 35 (depending on the road), don't ride on it! I'm sure it's "great exercise" and "good for the environment" but you know what? Stretching my 10-minute commute into a half hour while you exert yourself up a small hill isn't exactly cutting emissions.

And don't get me started on reflectors. I almost hit a guy the other day because he thought it was cool to ride in the traffic lane after dark without a light or meaningful reflectors. Courtesy cuts both ways.

Anonymous said...

Summary of the arguments:

Bikers: This one time a guy on a bike was killed by a guy in a car.

Drivers: This one time I had to go slower than the speed limit b/c a biker was riding on a road that the city/state had decided to not build a bike lane.

Score: Bikers 1, Driver 0.

Anonymous said...

*is a UVa Law student*

*does not understand the meaning of a speed LIMIT*

*whines about how unfair it is to not have a job*

Anonymous said...

Why did I come to this shitty school anyway?

Anonymous said...

@3:54, speed limit on Arlington is 25 mph. So if a bike rider going 10-15 mph causes the duration of your commute to triple, your normal, unimpeded speed must be 30-45 mph. That begs the question, why are you whining about people obeying the traffic laws instead of trying to comply with said traffic laws.

Anonymous said...

Or the bike rider will hopefully be looking ahead and notice that there is a car poorly parked, and then slow down. If the bike rider is unable to do so, I think we can view this as natural selection.

Anonymous said...

Congrats 8:21 on being an insensitive jackass!!! I'm sure you would be willing to say the same to the family and friends of the 1st year graduate math student who was killed earlier this week by an irresponsible driver.

Anonymous said...

9:02 = stupid pila loser

Anonymous said...

Too bad natural selection hasn't taken care of aspies like 8:21 and 10:28. Those types make life miserable for everyone they know.

Anonymous said...

9:02, getting hit by a car while riding a bike =/= running into a poorly parked car that is easily avoidable.

Do posters like you & 11:55 really believe that a poorly parked car that is partially blocking a bike lane seriously jeopardizes bikers safety?

I stand by my opinion that if a biker riding down Arlington Blvd. is unable to avoid this parked car that is partially blocking a very wide bike lane then natural selection has served its purpose. Most streets don't have a bike lane for this car to block...

Anonymous said...

And of course my sympathies go out to the biker who lost his life and the biker's family, but the problem there was (a) there was no bike lane, and (b) he collided with a moving car.

Anonymous said...

The real problem is that bikers should be able to ride on the sidewalk. If a biker hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian gets a few bruises. If a car hits a biker, it's much more serious.

Anonymous said...

God, UVA law students are just awful human beings. I wish death upon you all, sooner rather than later.

Anonymous said...

They're not awful. It's just that on the interwebs, they become needlessly contrarian assholes. The contrarian sentiments in this thread are undoubtedly the contributions of a singular poster. By now, she surely realizes by now how terrible her argument is, but ironically admitting defeat anonymously is more ego-bruising than getting smacked down by your peers in person.

Anonymous said...

"By now, she surely realizes by now how terrible her argument is, but ironically admitting defeat anonymously is more ego-bruising than getting smacked down by your peers in person."

By now, you sure realize by now how terrible your syntax is, but ironically admitting poor writing skills anonymously is more ego-bruising than getting smacked down by your professors in person.

Anonymous said...

Not to get in this fight late, but this question is really irrelevant. Bicyclists, unlike pedestrians, are supposed to move with traffic...So our hypothetical cyclist would in fact be coming up the hill, approaching the car from behind. If he managed to crash into the car that way, well...I'm with 6:14.

Rule 12 (f) said...

Incorrect - traffic is coming DOWN the hill.