From the NY Post:
A longtime Bronx business owner was slapped with a $115 ticket for parking her car in a bike lane that doesn’t exist, The Post has learned.
Phyllis Cannon, 72, has been fighting the outrageous summons for five months, to no avail.
“The city has really gotten ridiculous. It’s like they hide in the doorways of stores and give you a ticket as soon as you walk away,” Cannon fumed.
Cannon initially thought it was a mistake when she received the ticket by mail two months after parking her son’s 1998 Honda in front of 1820 Hone Ave.
She was heading to work at Superior Paint and Hardware — which she’s owned for 40 years — and snagged what appeared to be a perfectly legal spot.
Under the list of infractions on the Jan. 28 ticket, “bike lane” is clearly checked off, despite the fact that there are no such lanes anywhere on the eight-block stretch in Morris Park.
Even the city’s own cycling map shows that Hone Avenue has no bike lanes — the closest is five blocks away, on Yates Avenue.
Not that officials ever bothered to check.
Cannon initially challenged the ticket online, but was denied because she didn’t include any documentation. “I didn’t think I had to because there’s no bike lane on Hone Avenue,” she reasoned.
She sent in a second appeal, in writing, but was again denied.
This time, they gave no reason.