YouTube: What It Looks Like When a Pedestrian Gets Clobbered by a Bicycle Rider at Market and Van Ness

First, let’s review so-called BikeLaw:

“Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way.”

Now take a look at what happened to Andrew Scal, the latest San Francisco pedestrian to get clobbered by a bike on Market Street:

What It Looks Like to Get Hit By A Bike

See? The poor guy had the right of way (per the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, anyway) and yet he got hit by a cyclist.

Oh well…

Hey, now let’s see what the SFBC has to say about speeding cyclist Chris Bucchere:

This is it, all of it, apparently.

(Like Voldemort, they dare not speak his name?)

I guess taxpayer-funded lobbying groups such as the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition don’t want to discuss off-message topics

Oh well.

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3 Responses to “YouTube: What It Looks Like When a Pedestrian Gets Clobbered by a Bicycle Rider at Market and Van Ness”

  1. bd3517 says:

    Dunno, looks like he wandered into the bike lane that had the green light while turning around. At the very end, you can see the green bike lane ahead of where the guy seems to be standing so the guy has his back to oncoming right of way traffic. (I don’t know if peds keep right of way while jaywalking or not) While everyone should look for peds, it seems inaccurate to say he was strictly a victim while walking backwards into traffic while concentrating on a phone.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Yep. This is just one example of why peds dont always have the right of way. Sometimes being near to a crosswalk is good enough. Certainly this ped was at least partially at fault…

  3. E says:

    It’s true, they didn’t speak his name:
    http://www.sfbike.org/main/san-francisco-bicycle-coalition-statement-in-response-to-d-a-%E2%80%99s-charges-in-castromarket-crash/
    (And this is in response to the DA, not to the incident directly.)