Monday, February 05, 2007
To the driver in a long stream of cars who let me turn left on Saturday from Dundas on to Gilmour Avenue... thanks.
To the driver who let me turn left from Annette onto Runnymede Road... thanks.
To the drivers who took extra care passing me on a snowy day... thanks.
Everyone who cycles in Toronto has plenty of stories of rude, impatient, or just plain psychotic drivers. Many of us find the sight of someone shrieking curses at us while operating a two-ton battering ram so alarming that we forget something: most drivers in this city, most of the time, behave with courtesy, respect, and responsibility. We remember the worst of the drivers we meet, and we remember the worst things they do.
I want to highlight the best: the drivers who let us in, the drivers who wait behind us for a safe place to pass, the drivers who stop to let us go. The polite drivers. The majority of people, and the majority of drivers in this city.
To all of you... thanks.