Greeson: You're going to respect the bike lanes or you'll pay for it

Judy Scoggins, an art student at UTC, uses one of the bike lanes on Broad Street on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. After a grace period, the Chattanooga Parking Authority will begin ticketing businesses and vehicles that violate the new downtown bike lane policy.
photo Jay Greeson

Hey, bike lanes, we almost forgot about you.

Thanks to reporting from TFP ace David Cobb, we now know that city officials are going to use extra resources to protect the hollow and holy trails that are the Broad Street bike lanes.

Yes, the Chattanooga Parking Authority - the ambassadors in green who patrol the city's streets and wait for your parking meter to hit 0:00 - have been called in to protect the half-mile of road that most of the biking community still ignores.

The enemy now is those pesky delivery trucks - you know, those folks actually trying to make a living - who fill the Mellow Mushroom with mellow mushrooms and keep the drink river big at Big River.