Taking Back The Streets: Look At The A**hole in the Bike Lane

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The Speakeasy Tattoo establishment is on one of Toronto's busiest bike lanes, right next door to the Sam James Coffee Bar, said by many to be the best in town. People would dash in for a coffee, but they take their time pulling a latte. The Sam James people try to encourage good behaviour among their customers with a sign outside their door,

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And the Tattoo parlour put up their own sign:

Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

But that didn't work either; people still parked their Hummers in the bike lane, as in this photo by Corey Mintz. So they set up a camera in their shop and started a website, logically called Look at the Asshole in the Bike Lane. It is quite festive, as they shoot their photos through the Christmas decorations.

Speakeasy /Screen capture

Most retailers and stores hate bike lanes, and complain constantly that they reduce their business. Here's a shoutout for two businesses that do the opposite, that recognize that there are a whole lot of people who rely on that bike lane every day. If I ever need a tattoo I know where I'm going.

Tags: Bike-Friendly World | Bikes | Biking | Toronto

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