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Old 27.03.2021, 17:48
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Irresponsible Stupidity

Today, a fully grown adult was cycling on the pavement. A tram pulled up at the tram stop. She didn't slow down, and her body whacked my hand as she shot past. There's no gap between the tram and the pavement. She didn't stop. Didn't apologise. Didn't, apparently react.

So stupid, so irresponsible. I hope the police catch her before she injures someone. or herself.

Fortunately, I'm uninjured except for slight bruising on my hand where I was whacked.
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Old 27.03.2021, 17:57
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Today, a fully grown adult was cycling on the pavement. A tram pulled up at the tram stop. She didn't slow down, and her body whacked my hand as she shot past. There's no gap between the tram and the pavement. She didn't stop. Didn't apologise. Didn't, apparently react.

So stupid, so irresponsible. I hope the police catch her before she injures someone. or herself.

Fortunately, I'm uninjured except for slight bruising on my hand where I was whacked.
Glad you're OK.
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Old 27.03.2021, 17:59
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Re: Irresponsible Stupidity

Me too. If I'd been moving a bit quicker, it wouldn't have ended well. Not sure who would have been worse off. I'm not small.

I know most cyclists are fine. We only notice those who aren't!
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Good to hear all ok with you.
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Re: Irresponsible Stupidity

That sucks! If you did want to try and do something about it the tram has CCTV. No idea about how or if the police would request it or would even consider investigating but it could be an option nonetheless.
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Old 27.03.2021, 20:49
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If I were you Id report it to the police. If the culprit takes the same route around the same time of day ...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Old 27.03.2021, 23:00
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That sucks! If you did want to try and do something about it the tram has CCTV. No idea about how or if the police would request it or would even consider investigating but it could be an option nonetheless.
The thing to recall about public transport CCTV is that you need to report it fast, as they only keep three days of recordings.
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I know most cyclists are fine. We only notice those who aren't!
Will that be added at the end of any complaint?

Don't worry, you're entitled to your feelings.

I am a cyclist but I'm one of the responsible ones. Because I also drive. And walk.
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Re: Irresponsible Stupidity

Where my wife works the police were ticketing cyclists riding the wrong way on a one-way street. Theyve stopped that, now they ride the wrong way on the sidewalk/pavement. Police have disappeared.
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Old 28.03.2021, 20:10
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I am a cyclist but I'm one of the responsible ones. Because I also drive. And walk.
That was a pretty dumb statement...

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Old 28.03.2021, 20:18
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That was a pretty dumb statement...
Aww, it didn't take long. I drive and I know from experience that some cyclists behave like shit in traffic so I avoid making the same mistakes. I'm prudent when I drive and notice them because frankly I worry for them. Like OP, I walked many times and was almost knocked down by some idiot that had no idea about rules or that there are people around. So there, perhaps before posting that you should have asked what I meant.
Slammer is right, I totally agree with him. I don't think it happens only in Munich though.

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I have my problems with cyclists, especially those that infest Munich, seriously these buggers are totally unaware of traffic other than a bicycle and that in a one on one with a car they will get the pointy end. But Munich sells its self as a bicycle friendly city, so they think that the world of Munich traffic revolves around the bicycle and woe betide the poor driver who gets in the righteous way of some situation unaware rider of a wire donkey, the wrath of the law will can your ass.
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If you are a cyclist don't worry I'm not saying all are bad. lol

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... her body whacked my hand as she shot past ...
sorry but it's kind of a funny phrase.

naughty naughty swiss chicks slapping people's hands with their bodies around town...

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Old 29.03.2021, 22:07
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And many cyclists also think they have a right of way just because they're on the bike lane.
I've seen a few like that around Bahnhof SBB - thinking that's because it's a cycle lane, they can do 30-50kph and pedestrians better move aside.

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sorry but it's kind of a funny phrase.

naughty naughty swiss chicks slapping people's hands with their bodies around town...
Doesn't she know there's a pandemic on!
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