Wednesday, July 22, 2009

bike accident on Réné Levesque

Cycliste down!

We were doing mellow riding, where we are the last one to leave the intersection once the light turns green. At the next corner, there was a bus passing a turning a car and a cycliste passing the turning car also. Suddenly there was not enough space for the cyclist, and she went ass over teakettle and created an immediate crowd, two pedestrian cops were on the scene right away, the car and bus stopped, and she seemed to be ok and in good hands.

The lesson here is that if there might not be enough space to pass, bad things can happen fast! So don't try to "thread the needle" because sooner or later, there's not enough space. We learned the hard way. This woman learned the hard way.

We hope she is ok and her bike is ok, and both survived to live and ride another day.


At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, cyclists in Montreal should only use bicycle lanes, instead of biking on busy streets.

I'm wondering when this city will start making better lanes...

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

Cyclists have the RIGHT to use every street in the city that isn't auroroute.

'Nuff said.


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