City of Flagstaff VS Cyclist Part 2

April 22, 2010


Follow up to City of Flagstaff Vs Cyclist. This Video contains the footage from the bus camera. Riding in to work 10:15am Saturday morning. Street are mostly empty, the bike lanes are mostly blocked with snow. I choose to say as far to the right as possible while avoiding the snow. This but me in the far left of the bicycle lane. A City Transit bus comes very close to me although there is no other traffic on the road. I follow him to the Transit stop and confront him and gather evidence to provide the police. The driver calls the cops, they arrive and tell me that I do not have a right to 3 feet as a cyclist and write me up for Disorderly Conduct-Fighting/Disruptive Conduct. After the first video the Flagstaff PD review the case , only to conclude that since I was in a bicycle lane the 3 foot law does not apply. To this day they refuse to cite the driver. This video was request by an Attorney and was provide by Mountain Line for a fee of $56.75. Update will be posted here and on Drunkcyclist.com

Comments

9 Responses to “City of Flagstaff VS Cyclist Part 2”

  1. voicmjones on April 22nd, 2010 6:58 pm

    Thank you for educating the public on this. Glad you weren’t hurt when he went by so closely.

  2. netdrift on April 22nd, 2010 7:27 pm

    I am writing an email to the people in question at the end of the video for you.

  3. McClimber234 on April 22nd, 2010 7:33 pm

    Take it all? the way MASON. You the man.

    Cops in Flag suck and will stomp all over your rights. They don’t care.

    This calls for Critical Mass. Take to the streets.

  4. bodybait on April 22nd, 2010 7:59 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the appeal on that.

  5. drsquirrel0 on April 22nd, 2010 8:05 pm

    Rated and favourite’d to give this a better chance of getting more views 🙂

  6. gaz545 on April 22nd, 2010 8:52 pm

    Best of luck with getting to your goal. the bus driver needs some form of punishment and it looks like everyone involved including the police needs a lesson on the laws.

  7. downfader2 on April 22nd, 2010 9:27 pm

    Interesting. Surely this video footage shows how polite and reserved you were. It shows that the driver lied about the situation and that the cop clearly mishandled the situation.

    I hope it all works out for you. I’ll now post this on a couple of UK cycling forums myself.

  8. talan2222 on April 22nd, 2010 9:56 pm

    I do not live in Flagstaff and always thought this would be a fun area to visit. After seeing this video I have no desire to go. How can a city be so backwards? They should fire the driver yesterday and send the police back to school.

  9. jtylerhill1 on April 22nd, 2010 10:18 pm

    What the F is going on up there in Flagstaff?

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