Right, this is common. Lots of streets don’t have parking. Some used to have parking, but then they took it out to put in bike lanes.
I looked at the street this took place on. It is lined with apartment buildings and maybe office buildings, with no street front parking or pull out areas. The people in the video said they were “working”, so potentially they were doing some sort of delivery, or needed to be in one of those buildings for some reason.
Do all the people who are mad at these people for parking there just never use Uber, Uber Eats, Instacart, etc? Or do they want these delivery services to change their rates and delivery times in a way that makes it possible for them to legally park (and pay for it), and possible walk several blocks, every single time they make a delivery? Or maybe they would like to walk several blocks to a legal parking area to pick up their Uber Eats and Instacart?
The people who complain about this kind of thing and make these kinds of videos are in cities that actually have these parking issues. It’s not like they are people from the suburbs who don’t understand city traffic.
Delivery services and Uber are part of what actually make it possible for people to have a lifestyle where they can choose not to have a car, while still enjoying a bunch of modern comforts and conveniently get around and get access to things. And those services are actually a large percentage of the people who are parking in ways that block bike lanes.
I actually don’t know a great solution. It is problematic for people to be parked in bike lines and in the road while they do deliveries. It can actually block access for people in way that is difficult or even dangerous.
But If the people in the video were, say, making a delivery to the building across the road from them, where should they have parked? If they had pulled forward a little bit, they would have been actually blocking a crosswalk and the cutouts for that, and that seems worse: disabled people are more likely to need the crosswalk than the bike lane.
Do the people who make these types of videos and agree with them just want to get rid of delivery services? Do they boycott them? Or do they use them, benefit from them, but then complain when they encounter the actual reality of how these services work?