Eyes on the Street: Red Means “Stop” … in the Bus Lane

Streetsblog regular BicyclesOnly is posting shots of Midtown bus lane violators on his Flickr photo stream. He writes:

[T]his cop is manually writing tickets for blocking the bus-only "red lane" on 57th St. instead of dealing with more serious crimes … For every violator ticketed, several others get away scot free. Plus FedEx ends up paying a reduced fine thanks to NYC’s stipulated fine program. Way to rationally manage those streets!

While bus riders wait for cameras and/or concrete curbs to help keep drivers out of the way, we’re seeing the makings of a new public service blog. My Bus Lane, anyone?