Re: Re: The Velibs are coming?
Generally have no complaints about bus drivers. Rookie cyclists are a severe hindrance on the road to all, other cyclists included (undertaking, stopping short at the lights or blocking the left lane at the lights when proceeding straight ahead, braking suddenly without looking etc) so I wouldn’t be complaining. if you don’t have the confidence or experience to negotiate a slowing or turning bus in traffic then stop until it is safe to proceed. Velibs dont look like they are built for the necessary acceleration to get around or away from a manouevering Bus (which don’t forget is bigger than a HGV and as difficult to handle) anyway. Enjoy your perambulations on the velibs by all means but they are not urban thoroughbreds for fighting the good fight with the general traffic melee!
And always use hand signals and acknowledge courteous drivers as stated above.