Yesterday I saw a cyclist breeze through a red light, turn right from the left lane to go the wrong way down a high-traffic one-way street, all at an intersection with two police cadets on each corner.
Police cadets wait until the last second before clearing pedestrian traffic for a speeding ambulance
And when an ambulance needed to get through, it was telling that eight police cadets weren’t enough to clear an intersection for it in advance.
Cadets stop pedestrians from crossing on a flashing hand (in one direction only)
But thanks for making sure people didn’t accidentally cross the street on a green light. That might have been dangerous.
I thought this vehicle only existed in Simpsons parody form until now.
Note the rig-style side mirrors, roof-mounted horns and lights.
And the handlebars and step needed to get inside.
You know, if your truck is so big you have to get on your tippy-toes to peek into the window, maybe it’s too big for you to drive.
Especially when you’re taking it to a bar on Bishop Street.
Dear jogger douchebags,
I know it’s a beautiful day and you want to take a nice jog around the park, but you must have realized by now that you’re jogging in the middle of a bicycle path. For various reasons, most notably the speed difference between you and the cyclists who would pass you, it is dangerous for you and those cyclists for you to be jogging in our path. Acknowledging this by shifting to the side when you see us coming doesn’t mitigate that, if only because you don’t see us coming behind you.
It’s not like there aren’t enough places to jog in this city. Most streets have sidewalks on both sides, but even with this city’s stellar reputation as a bike-friendly town, the bicycle path network is a patchy, disconnected mess. This is one of the few isolated bike paths in town, and you’re standing in the middle of it.
I know there’s something about the asphalt winding through the grass that is just so irresistible. If we could give you your own asphalt path to walk on we could.
Oh wait, there’s one ten feet to your left. Your own special lane. There are even little icons painted onto the ground at regular intervals to make clear that there’s a walking path and a bicycle path. Using our path when you have one of your own, that’s just being a douchebag.