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German politician blocks street to protest against careless drivers

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A Cologne politician who was fed up of drivers who block bike lanes while they pop into shops decided to turn the tables. 

Thomas Geffe posted a picture to Twitter of his bicycle parked in the middle of an urban street, reports thelocal.de. On the back he had stuck a sign reading “just popped into the bakers”.

“Politicians aren’t really doing much about this,” Geffe said, adding that the police just tell cyclists that they can still get past the parked cars.

“I wanted to get across the absurdity of common excuses that drivers make when they park in the cycle lane,” he said.

But Geffe’s own protest did not lead to a queue of enraged drivers. He said that he only parked his bike in the street to take the photo, then quickly rode away again.