Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Playing Chicken with Muni
Early Monday afternoon all the buses and streetcars stopped in both directions on Market between 4th and 5th Streets.
Large crowds on the sidewalk watched as rescue workers attended to a bicyclist who had been seriously injured.
It seems that his or her bicycle wheels slipped on the wet streetcar tracks and mayhem ensued.
Be careful out there, folks, and not just you bicyclists. I've known plenty of people who have slipped and broken bones while tripping over the tracks, usually while running for a bus.
And here's another maxim: Whether you're a pedestrian, bicyclist, or a car driver, NEVER play chicken with a Muni bus. The odds are not in your favor.