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yesterday i was crossing hornby at pender and a car was trying to turn right, another was trying to turn left (both onto hornby) and i had the walk signal and was crossing. the left turner slammed on his brakes — his oncoming traffic (on pender) got pissed cause he was now blocking the intersection. the right turner was pissed because he has the right of way (over the left turner). i was pissed because hey – i’m walkin here! all i did was look at him, look up at the walk signal, look at him, look at the walk signal – COME ON man.
i started this rant because about 10 mins ago a car stopped 6 inches from my legs while i was on seymour street. absolutely no traffic coming and he was crossing seymour going from alley to alley. if you look left, look right and it’s all clear dont you think you’d look straight ahead of you too? and perhaps see there’s a human being there – thinking to yourself: ‘i’m in a large powerful vehicle, let me accelerate and plow right into them’ is not the best way to go. (hehe this was a laura-esque rant, i hope i made her proud) :p
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Yeah, so far the worst place for stupid drivers trying to mow down pedestrians that I’ve seen is at Denman & Alberni. Just because there’s a green light for the traffic coming off of Denman turning onto West Georgia, does not mean that you can come whipping around the corner of Alberni like it’s your right away. Oooo, the dirty looks I’ve given some of those commuters (or the cursing). 😛
When your a driver, you curse the pedestrian. When your the pedestrian, you curse the driver. Hey it all works out, it’s the Ying and Yang of it all. Gotta love VANCOUVER! 😀
But true some people are just alittle too agressive, be it a pedestrian or a driver.