I was on my way into work today when I came across this at N. Flint and N. Broadway at 9:05am:
A white car dangerously and illegally parked as the bike lane starts. As I rode my bicycle by the car I noticed a man in the car with a camera on the dash pointed at the stop sign. I went on to the sidewalk and noticed that he was taking pictures of bicycles and the stop sign. He also had a laptop propped up in the passenger seat and was typing on it.
I do question the validity of the data collected by the press as they very rarely share their mythology. What I find most appalling is that from my perception KPAM was willing to breaking the law in order to collect data on others breaking the law.
The reason that it is illegal to park the KPAM reporter and car was, is so that people can get to the bike lane to navigate this dangerous intersection. The following is a Google Map link.
link to maps.google.com
I have not had a chance to hear how KPAM is using the data they collected, though I did email their news director Bill Gallagher ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for comments.