Those of us who live in Toronto hear constantly about the so-called 'War on Cars.' We are led to believe that cyclists want nothing more than the elimination of cars from the road. It is nonsense. We merely want to ride safely. I suspect that cars want nothing more than that as well. Sometimes, cyclists are dimwits. There have been several I have wanted to run down.
Today, I was riding south on Bathurst St coming to my corner. There was a car ahead of me signalling to turn onto my street. He clearly saw me coming, and held off on making his turn until he knew exactly where I was. I held my left hand up to signal my own turn. He saw that, and realized that we were both going the same way.
He made the turn extra wide, giving me plenty of space to make my turn, or to avoid hitting me if he had misread. We both made the turn safely. He pulled into one of the parking lots to pick someone up. I pulled up next to him.
Me: I want to thank you for making an extra effort not to kill me.
Him: I want to thank you for being responsible. When you signalled your turn, I knew what you were going to do.
We shook hands. I went home for lunch.
It can be that way.
Have a good evening everyone.