Got this email from a reader a few weeks back:
“I am not sure if you have heard of this happening before so I am sharing this story with you. I was riding east across the Hawthorne bridge and was passed but the # 14 bus. My initial thought was; great, now I have to share the bike lane with a bus.
Then, as I continued my commute, I was stopped at the stop light at Hawthorne and Grand and I noticed the bus was also stopped at the light and that the door was open. When I pulled up to the light I looked over at the bus driver thinking; now I get to have to deal with an angry bus driver. But the bus driver said “Hey, I am going to let you go ahead, sound good?” I was so amazed I didn’t know what to say. All I could do was wave and say thank you.
Once the light turned green I was given the right of way and all my stressing about having to deal with a bus were gone. It honestly made my commute.”
See, sometimes all it takes is a little common sense and compassion for each other out there and we can all get along.