Five years ago, I was excited when the Tyler Street renovations were completed with new bike lanes. I thought it was a great improvement, especially where students could feel safe commuting by bike to Grey Middle School. Little did I know installation of these bike lanes would not come with law enforcement.
The City of Tacoma prohibits parking in bike lanes and has a hotline to report violators. However, the majority of the bike lane parking violators are parents at Grey Middle School from 2:30 to 3 p.m. During this time, cyclists have to pull into traffic or avoid opening car doors. …