I'm still shaking a bit. This morning it happened again - something I only experience about half-a-dozen times a year, but when it does it colours my whole day.
I was cycling up Hayles St, a two-way street with cars parked all along one side and only enough room for one line of traffic. A white van was coming the other way, and without any warning, he stopped before the line of parked cars and waved me on.
I looked behind me. I was alone - no vehicles behind that he might be waving through rather than me - but I didn't panic, and rode steadily through. It crossed my mind it could be some sort of trap, but I waved a thank-you, and he waved cheerily back, and I got out unscathed.
Drivers, please be careful when you display such blatant consideration to cyclists. It will come as a shock to most of us.
Créer de l'espace pour tous dans les rues de Montréal [in French] - par Charlotte Gagnon-Ferembach *Une réalité quotidienne pour beaucoup d'usagers vulnérables à Montreal* *// Click here for a version in English //* ...
2 days ago