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You blew the red light east bound on Lawrence at Damen at 5:26 pm this evening.

 

There was enough time for the biker in front of me to make it half way into the intersection, northbound on Damen, before you came whizzing past my front wheel.

 

I yelled "You're an idiot!" at your big haired chick, self, and you looked back at me. I meant it!

 

I woulda testified for any of the cars, that managed to not kill you, if they had.

 

Keep riding like a tard!

love,

gabe

 

Witness bad behavior during your commute? Feel free to post. Maybe that lovely human can read it and think they are famous. Maybe you can also inspire the whole generation of kids to shower but we can start with small things.

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^^^^this.  It is 100% possible to believe the City (and the country) lacks acceptable bicycle infrastructure and accommodations, get upset that drivers (and the general public) use cyclists' bad behavior to in part justify not making concessions on those points, BUT STILL get upset that cyclists do things like blow past a crossing guard in the middle of an intersection with a stop sign while kids are crossing.  

I don't buy into the driver narrative that any sort of bad behavior by cyclists justifies not keeping cyclists safe, but I also do not buy into the counter-narrative that by calling out obvious bad behavior we see in the cyclist community as cyclists that we're feeding into the driver narrative.  

Agreed, there's no excuse for cutting through a crossing like that and putting pedestrians in harm's way. I was referring to a bigger picture comment. 

Carter O'Brien is absolutely right, not only regarding the crossing guard situation but likewise in the broader context of which those rules are a part.   

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