An avid cyclist in Brisbane is worried about cyclists crossing their paths in the CBD.
Key points:Cyclists are known to be frequent visitors to nearby businesses and cafesThe cyclist says some people have told her that it’s “dangerous” for cyclists to walk past cyclists on the streetWhen a cyclist passes a cyclist, what to do?
The cyclist, who asked not to be named, has lived in Brisbane for a number of years and regularly sees cyclists on and near the CBDs inner west.
She has noticed that many people seem to be aware of cyclists’ presence, but have not been able to do anything about it.
“I’ve heard a lot of complaints about cyclists, but I’ve also heard a good number of comments about it,” she said.
“It’s really quite common for people to get confused about it and some people will tell you that it might be dangerous to walk right by a cyclist.”
But people seem more likely to ignore it than to call for help.
“It’s not the first time the cyclist has encountered a cyclist in the vicinity.
In March, she witnessed a cyclist walking past her on a road outside her home.
“I said ‘you’re the guy that just passed me. “
He said ‘well, you can’t really get a bike if you’re riding’,” she said of the cyclist.
“I said ‘you’re the guy that just passed me.
You’re a real gentleman and it’s your bike’.”
The cyclist said she said ‘no, it’s OK, you’re just passing me’But the cyclist did not stop, instead continuing to walk in the opposite direction, but without stopping.
After several minutes of walking, she got up to ask him to slow down, but he continued to walk towards her.
“That’s when I decided to walk over to his car,” she recalled.
“He wasn’t paying attention and he was just going straight towards me.”
After about two minutes, I decided that I’d have to take action.
“The cyclist stopped and approached the car, asking the driver to slow the car down.
The driver told her it was not safe to do so, and she was advised to get out of the car and go home.
She said he didn’t give her any information about the incident, and that she should contact the police.
She did, and a few days later, the cyclist contacted her about the situation.
Her bike was towed away from the spot where the incident happened, and the cyclist is still waiting for it to be returned.
However, the car was not returned, so the cyclist says she is now worried about her bike and what she could do to prevent it from getting stolen.”
My bike is worth more to me than the car,” the cyclist told News.org.au.