Re: [messengers] Backpedalling on dubious manual

Date: 7 Aug 2010 23:13:08 +0200
From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>


I have no problems with my cycling style being described as: "LUNATIC". I
see no reason for the revisions.

Corey the Courier
Never a worrier

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 7:21 AM, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Backpedalling on dubious manual
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> BY RAGNAR HAAGEN
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> Metro Vancouver,
> June 29, 2010
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> A controversial manual given to new bus drivers that
> allegedly stereotypes cyclists is being revised.
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> In the 62-page manual given to Coast Mountain Bus Company
> trainees, there is one page dedicated to the main types of cyclists on
> Vancouver roadways. They
> are categorized as Teen, Novice and Lunatic.
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> The Teen supposedly runs stop signs, the manual says, while
> the Novice tends to act as a pedestrian. The Lunatic — and bike couriers
> fall
> under this category — is said to disobey rules of the road.
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> TransLink spokesperson Drew Snyder said he’s aware of the
> criticism being levied by cycling advocates.
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> “We are now reworking (the manual), because some of the
> terminology might best be described as inappropriate. But the principle
> remains
> the same, that there are things the bus drivers need to watch out for.”
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> Kari Hewitt, chair of the Vancouver Bike Advisory Committee,
> said she was “very surprised that a pamphlet (like that) would be put out
> about
> cyclists.”
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