Re: [messengers] Backpedalling on dubious manual

Date: 8 Aug 2010 06:15:43 +0200
From: Mike Donovan <bunfun2005@xxxxxxxxx>


i make a point of offering free driving advice to the lunatic bus drivers
that
park in bike lanes, stop in the middle of crosswalks, block intersections ,
speed through red lights,  take up two lanes etc.  Happens every day in
Vancouver

On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> 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
> >
> >
> >
> > BY RAGNAR HAAGEN
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Metro Vancouver,
> > June 29, 2010
> >
> >
> >
> > A controversial manual given to new bus drivers that
> > allegedly stereotypes cyclists is being revised.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > TransLink spokesperson Drew Snyder said he’s aware of the
> > criticism being levied by cycling advocates.
> >
> >
> >
> > “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.”
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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