Cycling, peacemaking, environmental justice, freedom, responsibility, and sometimes whimsy
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Last night, turning onto Bloor, I rode past two people at the corner waiting to cross the street when the light changed, and failed to see the person behind them, walking the other way. She started to cross the street, I saw her to late and braked, but not in time to avoid her. We bumped into each other, not hard, and neither of us lost our balance. I apologized, she assured me the collision had not hurt her, and we went our separate ways.
As I do more cycling, I have to stay sharp, and not just look out for vehicles.
An apology and a willingness to admit when I make a mistake go a long way to resolving tense situations.