Rider in the Storm
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes: LeMond Zurich, KHS Fiero (Fixed), Centurion Ironman Expert
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They aren't all bad...so I thought I'd let TriMet know about some of the good ones.
I sent this comment through our public transit's web site this morning:
I just want to compliment one of your drivers.
This morning, I was riding my bicycle on SW Barbur Blvd. toward downtown Portland. I was travelling quickly and I approached SW Hamilton and noticed a 56 bus nearing the intersection. Since I was going so fast and didn't recall seeing the bus pass me, I had no expectation that the bus driver knew I was approaching in the bike lane.
So, rather than risk being squeezed between the bus and the curb, I braked and held back behind the rear of the bus. Evidently, even though I came up quickly behind the bus, the driver must have seen me because the bus then came to a complete stop before the intersection, allowing me to pass by in the bike lane. Obviously, this driver is very aware and quite courteous.
I didn't catch the ID number, but the 56 bus was headed downtown and it was exactly 8:00 a.m. as I passed SW Hamilton @ Barbur. Tell the driver thanks, I appreciated the courtesy.