and then they dart out into the shared/bike lane whenever there’s an obstacle.
This is dumb for so many reasons. First, drivers using the road lane are less likely to see you when you pop back into the bike/shared lane. Second, drivers parked in the parking lane who are exiting their vehicles are less likely to see you, as they will check their side mirrors, not their rear view mirrors, for cyclists. Please, TAKE THE LANE! It’s there for you.
C’mon, you dummy. Cars don’t see you if you come from the sidewalk, and you have to stop anyway.
Yes! I’m in Chicago. My commute when I started this blog was 7 miles, each way. It’s now shortened to 4 each way.
Those were definitely snowflakes last night.
That first 20 minutes after waking up with a righteous hangover when you realize that your bike is parked at home, but you don’t remember riding it is pure Hell. At least you’re home safely, but what a dumb thing to do.
How I feel when I finally get home and eat the first thing I see:
And then fought with me about what she did was right or wrong…
My reaction after filing a formal complaint with FedEx
I wish the woman who was driving no harm whatsoever (keep your job! Don’t get fired! I mean it!), but due to repeated awful conduct on the roads, I hope Chicago FedEx drivers will get some sort of education about how to share the roads. This sort of thing happens almost every time I ride, so frequently that I switched up my route to avoid their Chicago distribution center and the numbnuts who blast out of there down Halsted every day.
In better news, the woman who handled my complaint was very nice and apologetic. If you’ve experienced any similar issues with these drivers please report the incidents. It’s all we can do to draw attention to the problem, and hopefully work internally to get it fixed.
with the best My So Called Life references ever.
“I know this will be a contentious statement, but it boggles my mind to learn there are any cyclists in New York who even THINK about stopping at red lights. I can’t think of the last time I’ve seen a single one stop, and I look out for them all the time. “
I was all:
C’mon guys, just stop with the empirical statements. The only way this could possibly be true is if this guy left his house a total of two times since he was born.
The inspiration for the quote came from this bike-positive Atlantic article.