View Full Version : SW Ecole and SW Brightwood (Beaverton)

06-21-2007, 05:46 PM
by a bike, no less...

Riding north on Ecole up to Walker Rd. I watch the side streets, because, like in many parts of town, some vehicle operators consider stop signs as guidelines. Ecole is a through street; everyone else must stop.

Coming up to Brightwood, and I'm almost hit by a wrong way cyclist turning left onto Ecole (the wrong side).

Nice bike, classy leather-like pannier.

Other than telling him that riding like that makes it worse for all of us, what could one do? Print out little cards with the URLS of the Oregon Cyclists Manual and the Street-Smart page?

09-07-2007, 09:18 AM
I'll be darned. Yesterday, again, following the same route, I approach Brightwood. There is a bicyclist on the proper side of the road (Brightwood), stopping at the stop sign. I proceed on past (I'm on the through street). He makes a correct left turn.

Guess who! :-)

09-07-2007, 02:38 PM
Ha! Apparently, talking to people about proper riding techniques CAN work!

Lynnef, you must have a good technique for talking to people. Me, I'm too chicken to confront people besides giving them the evil eye and yelling, "oi!" in an annoyed tone of voice....