Friday 10 April 2009

L.A. buses v. cyclists

The Metro instructs its operators to sound the horn for “cyclists and other road hazards.” Passing a cyclist is no cause to honk, in fact it distracts the cyclist at the worst possible moment, in this case as the operator is about to illegally and unsafely force the cyclist from the road.

Further, characterizing cyclists as “road hazards” only serves to reinforce the “might is right” bias that is so dangerous on our streets.