On Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 5:20 PM, the No. 23 Septa bus, Route ID 2195, was parked blocking the eastbound bike lane on Spring Garden Street near the El station. The bus in question was not accepting or discharging passengers but just parked blocking the lane with the driver inside and the doors closed. This is a regular occurrence with SEPTA drivers in this area. It forces bikers into the active traffic lanes at rush hour instead of using the designated bike lanes. There was sufficient room for the driver to have pulled into the bus parking area and not block the bike lane.