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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

pedestrians & puppets

so i got told off by a pedestrian during critical mass and rightfully so as at some intersections we were treating them like jerks (read cars) and pretty much running them over. pedestrians deserve our repsect so hopefully the next opening bit can talk can include a reminder of that instead say the sexist shit. it would also be good to accomodate public transportation as cycling is not a choice for everyone.

oh and if anyone is up for some PUPPETS on WHEELS next time let me know
wallenergy@canada.com

steve

9 Comments:

Anonymous naomi said...

I agree, we should be more careful of pedestrians, though it is difficult to try to have a ride where everything is perfect, but you are right we could mention at the beginning the importance of respecting and communicating with pedestrians. I also think that this relates to the need to not rush into intersections when the light is red - sure, we should continue to pass through the intersection if it turns red but rushing into them when they are already red confuses not only cars, but also buses, other cyclists and of course pedestrians, who are the most vulnerable.

12:24 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"sure, we should continue to pass through the intersection if it turns red"

You're kidding right? and nobody has got hit yet, boy you lot are accidents or worse, fatalities, waiting to happen.

11:06 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally after the actions of this group of yours attacking the motorcycle. I will be looking for your group to pass through a red light, then your group can see what it is like to see somebody jumping up and down on your bike!

9:28 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naomi...

Obviously you are not from Canada, No driver license or a dumb blonde... continue through a red light? Are you insane? A police officer catches you doing that and your going to be in for a nice suprise...

Go to the local police department and tell them this, see what their reaction is.

You are unbeleivable !

It's because of people like you that the bicyclists get a bad rap...

get real !

11:06 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naomi, make sure you sign an organ donor card as well, it would be much appreciated and you shouldn't have too long to wait before being able to donate if you ride like you stated. From those waiting for organs, we thank you.

11:16 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bicycles are vehichles, and it is against the law to run a red light in a vehichle. Who cares if you're a group, or if you ride a bicycle - running a red light (or even a yellow light if you can stop in sufficient time to not have to enter the intersection) is illegal.

Leaves me to wonder if people should be taking driving tests in order to be allowed to pilot a bicycle, considering they're now classified a vehichle.

But hey, if you lot think that you can invent your own laws because you're better than the rest of us because you ride bicycles, good luck with that, idiots.

6:04 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Naomi, make sure you sign an organ donor card as well, it would be much appreciated and you shouldn't have too long to wait before being able to donate if you ride like you stated. From those waiting for organs, we thank you."

I wouldn't want her organs. They would probably pass on her stupid ideas to my smart enought o know better organs.

7:20 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people who ride bicycles, and also the french, should be drugged out into the street and shot...

8:18 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's dragged, not drugged, and does that include children as well ??

9:55 PM

 

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