Below is a recount of my ride home from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum this afternoon.
Left the museum to take my normally uneventful commute home from my day of volunteering.
Watched as a Pedicab goes through a red light on Pennsylvania Ave. I was hoping he was not “hired,” but unfortunately there was a family in the back. Why risk the lives of others, let alone your life!
Almost hit a pedestrian who was walking down the center of the Pennsylvania bike lane texting as he walked. Honestly! Did he think it was a sidewalk? Maybe want to be paying a bit of attention if you are in the middle of the road?
Still on Pennsylvania Avenue….might have been hit had I not been paying attention and noticed a car making an illegal U-Turn.
Near the end of the 15th street cycletrack, concierge hails a cab for some guests, but they don’t even look before they walk in front of me to get in the cab.
At 15th and P Streets NW, pedestrians hail a cab and the taxi pulls over blocking the bike lane to load luggage and passengers.
I have concluded that if cyclists were in some way distracted, there would be many more collisions with pedestrians and vehicles. Inventors, please don’t make a 4 wheel bike or cruise control. LOL.