October 23, 2007
Attention Portland large-vehicle operators
Posted by dianna at October 23, 2007 04:36 PM
Please stay alive. I like you much, much better this way.
I'm working on it. This is why I now carry front and rear lights, ostentatiously signal turns, and take up the entire traffic lane whenever feasible. Bikes don't get hit by the drivers who are annoyed to be stuck behind them -- they get hit by the ones who don't see them, aren't watching for them, don't think of them as moving vehicles, and aren't sure how much space they need. So I have decided to pretend that I am just a very small slow car, which is a thing that people know how to drive near.