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Ooh, such macho talk from a guy riding A BICYCLE.
@8 nailed it
SDOT is worse than Metro, neither as bad as WsDOT, but all regularly rated among the nation's
"worst" DOT and transit agencies.
You shouldn't have been in the cross walk, you should have been on the road waiting at the light like any other vehicle.
I was on foot and some guy who stopped to let me cross in a marked crosswalk yelled at me because I didn't express my gratitude. I've been called names by people on bicycles who didn't think I was using the sidewalk correctly.
Humans are just the worst.
Prius drivers on the other hand...
@15, The state law on passing bicyslists is other vehicles need to give enough room so as not to clearly avoid contact. Somehow, bicyclists have translated that into "3 ft" locally based on other rules that other states have. The cyclists should apply the same made-up 3 ft rule for peds.
Basic physics, yo.
Yeah, some pedestrians at crosswalks these days seem to be a completely different breed of stupid: they'll stand there staring forlornly out across the intersection as if the very idea of crossing has actually put them into some sort of existentially-driven fugue-state, and when you stop to let them across half the time they will stare at you with a look of openly hostile incomprehension that leads one to believe they are either mentally-challenged or else come from some remote foreign land where the entire concept of intersections, cross walks, and the like must be completely unknown.
Had the exact same experience. Loved it when it involved putting pen to paper, obtaining postage and crafting a semi-articulate, passive aggressive rant. These days it's just dumbed down to cater to the every-idiot demographic. It's Yelp, basically, and really a shame.
Now there are no cars in Seattle.
Except for that one isolated car.
The guy in the Prius did the right thing coming to a stop, but when your ass didn't move, he should have taken off again without a second thought. But of course he didn't do that, because Prius drivers as a group are the most timid, poorly skilled, yet somehow self-righteous left lane campers on the road.
we've become such a pansy society when nobody can admit that maybe they weren't right or misread the situation or whatever the F people need to get over themselves and learn to appreciate life stead of always looking for reasons to get angry. I support the cyclist
Do you have any sources for WSDOT and SDOT being in the nation's worst agencies? I'm 99% sure you made that up.
Im not sure what happened in the case but the bicyclists Ive encountered are the rudest , inconsiderate, selfish people . I stating this as a pedestrian with a disabilty.
(But seriously, I always enjoy reading them. Keep up the hard work of being a real person in a sea of shockingly entitled asshats.)