By Doug McKim and Sharon Mintz, Ottawa Citizen Letters to the Editor, May 7, 2018
Drivers owe cyclists some respect
It is early in the season but I cannot help it. Again, another vehicle-bicycle conflict. What I would really like to see changed, however, is the approach that vehicle drivers take to bicycle drivers.
The incident (among a sad and enormous number) that encouraged this letter was an encounter with a pick-up truck driven by a young man on April 29 at the corner of Pleasant Park and Lynda Lane where I was cycling towards Alta Vista. The pick-up and I stopped at the same time at the stop sign. I continued forward, only to see the pick-up turning right into my path with a young man at the wheel yelling at me that I had to stop (which, I assure you, I had already done). Not only had he failed to be certain that I was not going to be crushed beneath his vehicle, but he did not signal that he was going to turn right – even as he was yelling at me.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/todays-letters-the-cycling-debate-begins-for-another-season