Bus rider confronts cyclist
This incident happened a year or so ago and is causing a bit of a stir here because it was caught on video (there is a video of the incident on the webpage) and a lawsuit was filed; not to mention that it is just that time of year where papers pick up the "cycling" angle of our city. What do you think of this situation?
Currently, the cyclist is suing Trimet (bus authority) for $50,000. Unfortunately, the driver appears to have passed away during the last year and the passenger has not been identified.
Since this is of public record, go ahead and rip on or side with the cyclist and/or the collective of the bus. If you cite theory though, back it up with specific situations you have encountered yourself. If you cite your actions simply "on principle," prepare to defend how your principle deals with the specific situation.
I, personally, have not ridden here before, so I have no first hand knowledge of the on-road conditions. Chances are, though, that there are people on this forum who have riden here before. Please defer to their descriptions to keep this thread from degenerating. I might bring myself to hauling my a$$ out of bed and visiting this spot tomorrow. I'm thinking of a bike ride tomorrow anyway.
HH, if you post here, we all know your "on principle" stand. I respectfully ask for personal situations to support your "on principle" ideas and extensions of those ideas. No need to start at square zero.
Moderator, lock this thread after it reaches 100 posts. Thanks in advance.
Everyone else, don't waste posts by "calling spades, spades." We all know what a spade looks like, no need to point it out. We have 100 posts max, so enough with the calling and countercalling.