A courier purposely blocking a car lane instead of a bike lane?
In the old days they would have blocked a car lane and maybe part of the sidewalk. Now, pulling over to the right often blocks bikes.
You can imagine our surprise Friday afternoon, southbound on the endangered Javis St. bike lane, when we spied a Fed Ex truck parked in such a way as to block a car lane but not a bike lane. He left a little tunnel for two-wheelers.
The driver came running out of the building, as they do, and raced off before we could ask his intentions.
It's too early to write a story headlined: "Bike-coddling couriers tell cars to bite it".
Still, many cyclists would give this courier a tip of the toeclips.