“If I look over the 30 or so bikes that people have placed in my SmartE shopping cart, every one of which I intercepted before actually conducting a financial transaction, 70% of those bikes became something else. …. And that’s what makes the difference between actually buying something on-line vs in the store.”
Chalking seems like a totally harmless and short-lived way for people to express themselves, and there’s a temptation to just ask the authorities to lighten up and save their law enforcement resources for real crimes
It’s not clear if reporting illegal parking on the 311 app will actually cause the driver to get a ticket, since it’s not stated how quickly the app works to engage 311 operators to call police officers–especially when the officers themselves are parked in the bike lanes.