These types of guerilla actions go back to at least the mid 1970's.  Google 
"Bicycle Bob" Silverman of Montreal and the tactics of Le Monde à Bicyclette in 
the 70's and 80's.

Here is a recent article from April 2016 to get you started.  Bob's health is 
failing and his story needs to be re-told and live on. 

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/cycling-in-montreal-qa-with-pioneering-activist-robert-bicycle-bob-silverman

Cycling in Montreal: Q&A with pioneering activist Robert "Bicycle Bob" Silverman

Is it true you once spent time in jail for painting a bike path on a city 
street?

There was no bike path so we decided to paint our own. In 1975, we painted 
Marie-Anne and St-Urbain Sts. It was a warm night. We had about 10 people with 
rollers and no one was caught. The second time we painted the street, in 1980, 
I was arrested. A squealer called the police. I was arrested and there was a 
trial and I was convicted. I got a fine of $25 or eight days in jail. I refused 
to pay and went to Bordeaux prison. They let me out after three days.

Arthur Ross, Pedestrian-Bicycle Coordinator
City of Madison, Traffic Engineering Division
215 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Suite 100
PO Box 2986
Madison, WI  53701-2986
608-266-6225

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> This tradition of guerrilla bike lane protection may have its
> roots in this action in Seattle:
http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2013/04/04/guerrilla-road-safety-group-politely-
installs-illegal-bike-lane-protectors-on-cherry-street/

=v= San Francisco has a long history of its own guerrilla bike
lane activity:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jym/3210388058/

I think the more immediate inspiration was a New York-based
group with the very similar Department of Transformation name.
There are a number of us who spend time in both cites. ;^)
    <_Jym_>
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