The community of pedestrians and cyclists, and in particular vélotafeurs, those who go to work or work by bicycle, every day cars or motorcycles parked in the streets of Toulouse. Some have found a way to “take revenge”, without damage but with malice, unscrupulous motorists.
The #GCUM phenomenon is growing every day on social networks. The hashtag “Parked like shit” appeared a few years ago on Twitter, to accompany photos of poorly parked cars, taken by pedestrians and cyclists. Car parked on a track or cycle lane, on a median, a sidewalk, a place reserved for the disabled, motorcycles parked on arches reserved for cyclists … there are many examples.
“As you were parked incorrectly, I damaged your car while trying to avoid it …”
Recently, a new practice appeared: that of the “false accident” signaled to a badly parked motorist. Clearly, a cyclist writes on a piece of paper, which he leaves on the windshield of a badly parked motorist: “Hello, since you are badly parked, I damaged your car by trying to avoid it. Call me for the report “. The word is followed by a phone number (obviously false).
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The goal, not hidden, is for the motorist to spend several minutes inspecting his body, looking for a shock or a scratch, which does not exist. And think twice before parking on a bike path, or on a sidewalk. On social networks, the post is often sent to local elected officials, or to the Allô Toulouse peace service and to the municipal police, in order to put pressure on offenders.
Avenue des Minimes, boulevard Bonrepos, Saint-Aubin …
“The practice can be grinning, but badly parked cars are a real scourge. It is obviously dangerous for users, pedestrians who have to walk on the road, or cyclists who have to swerve. It is also discouraging for these people. According to the president of the association for the defense of pedestrians and cyclists 2 Pieds 2 Roues, the main “nest” of badly parked vehicles would be the avenue des Minimes. Not far, the Saint-Aubin market and the boulevard Bonrepos. municipal police regularly issue parking tickets that are inconvenient, or even very inconvenient, with fines of € 135.