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Old 03-12-19, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post
He now understands that the cyclist is likely feeling as trapped & is as uncomfortable as the driver & would go to the sidewalk if he could, but there isn't a way to get there.

A bit of empathy, & honest conversation off the bike about cycling specific hazards/concerns to humanize things seems to be a more productive approach.
Interesting bit there. I assume (from what I read here) that some cyclists really do have an "Eph You!" attitude towards cars, and relish taking the lane and being obstructionist ... but Most cyclists, based on years of interaction in real and virtual space, would vastly prefer Not to have a bunch of angry, impatient drivers sitting on their wheels, looking for a way to get by, even if it involves brushing the cyclist off the road.

It is so very rare to get a chance to talk to an angry driver after the fact, and explain that both of us are trapped by inadequate laws and inadequate infrastructure.
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