[*BCM*] get out of emergency vehicle's way
engulfanddevour at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 05:05:04 EDT 2007
Tonight towards the end of the ride, I can't remember what street we
were on...somewhere close to the medical district, an ambulance was
coming up on us from behind and all the bike pulled over to the side
of the road and stopped WAY before the ambulance even passed.
I don't know what the deal was during the incident you describes but
tonight's ride was very "polite". Except for that old guy in the
Mercedes with the pizza and the attitude problem. he was a dick.
On 9/28/07, K H <accidental_mark at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there. I live on Mass Ave, and see your Friday rides often.
> This incident is a while back---but as you passed by my apartment, there was
> an ambulance whose siren was on loud and clear. I don't know what the
> cyclists mistook it for, but you guys screamed in defiance of cars, not
> letting the ambulance pass for a long long time.
> The protocol for waving cyclists out of the way of the emergency vehicle
> does not work. Please don't argue that it does, because it took this
> ambulance more than ten minutes to clear, and that's an irrefutable fact.
> Please devise a new plan for how to get out of the emergency vehicle. Test
> out the plan, don't assume that it works, clock how long it takes to get out
> of the way in reality. Educate and remind the cyclists before every Friday
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