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Eyes on the Street: Renegade Bicycle Stenciler Strikes Again

Posted By Matthew Roth On July 20, 2009 @ 3:27 pm In Bicycle Infrastructure,Bicycle Safety,SFBC | 29 Comments

stencil_small.jpgPhotos: Andy Thornley [1]
The renegade bicycle stenciler has expanded his/her vision for a slower, saner traffic plan, this time asserting a bicyclist's right to take a lane on Oak Street and not give it back. Sharrows be damned!

Unlike the previous iteration of the renegade bicycle stencil [2], which predicts new markings the MTA intends to lay down on the pavement in the Fell Street bicycle lane, this stencil is in a lane the city has no intention of repurposing, particularly for bicycles.

"This is a case of the citizen planners getting ahead of the city planners," said the SFBC's Andy Thornley, who alerted Streetsblog to the stencils and provided the photos.

Perhaps because of our previous post pointing out the word-order error, the stenciler this time laid down the words in the correct order, as would be read by a motorist or cyclist traveling over them.

Also unlike the previous stencil, it appears the bicycle helmet on this renegade cyclist resembles a unicorn. What's the safety implication of getting in a crash with that attached to your head, I wonder?

See the mythic, smiling horned-beast after the jump:

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[1] Andy Thornley: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58356088@N00/3739596763/in/set-72157602427436815/

[2] renegade bicycle stencil: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2009/07/07/eyes-on-the-street-stenciler-urges-drivers-to-keep-clear-of-bike-lane/

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