Another idiot with a dangerous weapon (a truck in this case)

Watch the truck at just after 20 seconds in. Apparently no cyclists were hurt, but you don’t have to tweak that situation much for this to be a major catastrophe. Sadly scary incidents like this are a regular occurrence in a world that caters to cars at the expense of pedestrians and cyclists. This one happened to be caught on tape and the group of cyclists the truck was passing happened to contain Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, so it’s gotten a lot of attention.

This sort of stuff frankly scares the crap out of me. I love biking here in quiet little Morris, but I just don’t know if I’d have the nerve to cycle in “real” traffic in a “real” city. I certainly didn’t when we were in Colchester.

Thanks to and for the pointers.

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