The days are getting shorter and to help you stay safe out there we've teamed up with MonkeyLectric to light up your ride!
Over the month of October we'll be awarding special edition Monkey Lights to our collaborators who report the most blocked bike lane violations with special prizes for those who go the extra mile!
How to Participate
Simply login to our app and get reporting!
The contest runs through the full month of October with winners announced on November 1st, 2019. Track your progess on your profile page and via a live leaderboard (with your name anonymized) coming soon!
How to Win!
There are multiple ways to win. The easiest is by simply submitting the most reports throughout the month of October however to level the playing field we've assigned a point value to many major cities based on their population density, quality of cycling infrastructure and history of dangerous driving violations. Since it's generally easier to come across a blocked bike lane violation in denser urban environments we want to make sure that our friends in smaller cities have a chance to light up the night too!
We are giving away some super rad bike lights courtesy of our friends at MonkeyLectric. These are THE lights that will be sure to get you noticed around town. Nothing says BIKE PARTY! like a pair of super bright Monkey Lights lighting up your ride!
Earn 5 points for every report submitted in a city that is not on this list!
Special Prize: The Explorer
We're giving away a special edition M232R Monkey Light to whoever logs the most reports in the most number of cities so get out that camera and get clicking! The winner will be decided first by the number of cities they've reported in and then the total number of reports they've submitted. Example, someone who submits 10 reports in 10 cities (1 in each city) will win this prize over someone who submit 20 reports in 5 cities (4 in each city). However the latter will still be eligible in the primary contest by the number of points they accumalate or the total number of reports.
Special Prize: The Persister
Got what it takes to go the extra mile for safe bike lanes? Anyone who submits at least one report every day in October gets a totally rad M204 Monkey Light!
What consitutes a blocked bike lane?
Every report must clearly show a bike lane that is distinguishable from a general purpose vehicle lane obstructed by at least one of the following things:
- A motor vehicle such as a car, truck, van or motorcycle
- Construction signage or equipment
- Debris such as garbage bags, dumpster or similar
Bike lanes often, but not always, will have something to delineate them from general purpose vehicle lanes. This includes chevrons, striping, soft hit posts aka flex posts, physical barriers such as planters or other street furnishings. Bike lanes come in all shapes and sizes so just use your best judgement. If we can't tell if it's a bike lane, we'll give you the benefit of a doubt. Because we support our neighbors who utlize non environment polluting transport, the following do not qualify as bike lane obstructions: