Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lucky Cyclist

Last week, the blog MAX FAQs Portland Light Rail posted this video of a cyclist almost getting hit by a Trimet LRV. Well, the same thing happen to me this week. I was going northbound at 46th Street crossing. A southbound was going through the crossing as I was entering. I blow 2 short blast on the horn as I came to the rear of the other LRV. (we were taught to do this if we come to the rear of the train at a crossing). I saw a cyclist starting to cross the tracks. He swerved and I braked hard.


I also had a lady cross in front of me with a stroller. I was stopped at a 38th St Station going southbound. I got a Clear Signal. As I started to move I rang my bell and a woman with a stroller looked at me and waved and proceeded to walk in front of me. I was dumbfounded on why a person would thinks that by waving at me means that it is ok to walk in front of a train when there are signage not to walk.