Spotted this afternoon on Randolph just east of Michigan Avenue. I’m sure the cop had his reasons for parking his bike directly across the right-turn lane, but they weren’t apparent—either to me or to the line of cars backed up on Randolph, trying to get around the blocked lane. That’s one benefit of wearing a police uniform, I guess. If anyone else put a bike there it would have been run over in ten seconds flat, but I didn’t hear so much as a peep from any of the drivers.

Maybe he misinterpreted the news that Chicago recently launched on-street bike parking.