Courier vs. Business Man Aug 10, 2010

Rule number one of pedestrianship: “Look both ways before going into the street”. Rule number one of cycling in the city: “If you’re going to salmon, make sure you’re ready for pedestrians to ignore their rule number one”.

Seen at Zlog

  • M

    Being a one way street you really only need to look in one direction.

    Dude on the bike is a silly twat.

  • pushakey

    courier had no skills, regardless if u wanna admit it or not, walkers have right of way in the same way that against a car, the bike has the right of way. the walker most likely looked in the direction of oncoming traffic, calling him out on not using cross walk was lame

  • roddy

    If that rookie had his hands on his bars he probably could have avoided hitting that fat man…. I’m not even going to mention he had no helmet on

  • ha

    this is the reason people don’t respect bikers.

  • No helmet, one hand on the bar…and @ :16 he’s looking up in the air instead of keep his eyes on the road. One bad apple…

  • foreal that was an avoidable situation :/

  • Gene

    Okay, wrong way -we all do it – but you take
    100 pct responsibility for ANYTHING that goes wrong. I do it plenty here in Bklyn but almost never in “the city.”
    Agree, a more alert biker would have missed him.

  • onezilla

    Haha ‘Keep Walkin’
    Sucks for both of them but kudos to both of them too for walking away from it with nothing more than some dented pride.
    *I avoid going against traffic and I feel like yelling at the kooks when I see them coming my way here in Tokyo and it’s usually some ditzy young kid with a cell in one hand.

  • dell

    THAT WAS 100% THE BIKERS FAULT!!!!
    RIDING UP A ONE WAY IS illegal !!
    POOR OLD DUDE GOT KNOCK ON HIS ASS. YOU CANT BLAME THE DUDE FOR NOT LOOKING BOTH WAYS. HE LOOKED AT WHERE CARS SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMING!!! THE BIKER IS A DICK FOR POSTING IT UP ON YOUTUBE!!! IN FACT I WISH A CAR COULD OF CAME AND CLIPPED HIS PUNK ASS!!!
    I LOVE BIKES I HATE BAD CYCLIST!!!

  • Anthony Hernandez

    This is a real courier? More like a pathetic excuse for one.

  • Alex

    Such bad form from the cyclist..

    “Keep walking”

    How about you help the guy up..
    Make sure he’s fine and pay for repairs to his suit..
    What a fucking cock..

  • Kosh

    I don’t know why everyone its tripping. It happened. Accept it.
    It was hilarious. IMO.

  • Brody

    “keep walking!”, What a turd!

  • TJ

    Good that they both took it in their stride & walked away. BUT: Totally the cyclist’s fault.

    1. On the hierarchy of vulnerable road users, pedestrians take priority. Always.

    That’s how it works here (Germany) = The bigger, faster-moving, more dangerous road user must look out for more vulnerable groups & drive/ ride accordingly.

    That’s how any liability is decided following any collision. No questions, excuses or hot air.

    2. Then factor in that he’s riding the wrong way, FFS! This totally negates the cyclist’s bullshit about “you weren’t using a crosswalk” and “It cancels out”. It’s irrelevant. Or at least it is in countries with no concept of jaywalking = We cross wherever we want. Why non-car people be diverted miles to cross at a junction or signalized crossing? Roads are for all, not just cars. Crosswalks my ass!

    3. Just plain bad manners: Knocks a guy on his ass when riding the wrong way & just says “Are you OK?”. No “sorry”. Nothing. The guy WOULD be OK if you hadn’t hit him from the wrong side and put him on his ass. Fact of life: Peds don’t always look both ways on a one-way street; they shouldn’t need to, basically.

    LAST:
    Anyone coming to Berlin this weekend for the polo worlds: Please try not to ride like this dick in my city. Thanks.

  • santiago

    yo to be honest. this is totally the bikers fault.
    there was soooo much distance so he could go around him, he had the distance of 2 cars, thats alot of time to react to something like this.

    bullshit ass courrier lol

  • Guy on the bike was 100% the guilty party. He’s lucky that the Wall Street bro didn’t sue his parent’s house away from them.

  • Bikers fault. Bad idea (to go against flow), bad handling, bad reflex, bad skills and bad reaction, tellin the fatty to use the cross walk where it really wasnt needed.

  • Chuck

    lol @ Alex – “pay for the repairs to his suit”.