‘I’ll etch it next time’: Aggressive cyclists leave abusive notes on cars in a bike lane – even though the vehicles are parked legally because it isn’t open yet
- Drivers have right to park on the new Westmere cycle lane in central Auckland
- But that hasn’t stopped furious cyclists leaving aggressive notes on cars
- One sticker placed on car windscreen read: ‘On ya bike, rude cow’
- Residents say cars have been deliberately scratched and they have told police
Aggressive cyclists have been leaving abusive notes on cars parked over a cycle lane even though it is not open yet.
Drivers have the right to park on the new Westmere cycle lane in central Auckland, New Zealand because it has not been legally ratified.
But that hasn’t stopped furious cyclists leaving aggressive notes and even vandalising the vehicles, according to angry residents.
Aggressive cyclists have been leaving abusive notes (pictured) on cars parked over a cycle lane even though it is not open yet. The note above reads ‘WTF’ and carried a threat to ‘etch’ the car ‘next time’
Pictures taken by locals show one sticker placed on car windscreen reading: ‘On ya bike, rude cow.’
Another read ‘WTF’ and carried a threat to ‘etch’ the car ‘next time’.
One woman said cars have been scratched by the cyclists in deliberate attempt to cause damage.
She told Stuff: ‘The whole cycle path is on hold and somebody has stuck these really nasty stickers on our cars.’
Another woman has written a sign on her road to ward off the vandals.
It reads: ‘This cycle path has not opened! Refer to www.at.govt.nz, vandals will be prosecuted.’
One local woman has written a sign (pictured) on her road to ward off the vandals
The woman said: ‘[The vandals] could have just come and knocked on our doors, but what they’ve done is actually really aggressive.’
The cycleway was put on hold in December 2017 so officials could get feedback from residents over design and construction concerns, a process which is ongoing.
Police are investigating the alleged vandalism.