|Assigned to:||Ian McDonald |
|Created:||Visitor (not verified) at November 29, 2013 - 7:55pm |
|Status:|| (other / Priority major) |
|Case ID:||: -11193 |
Sacramento and Cedar
At 6:18pm on Friday 11/29 I was driving s/b on Sacramento, stopped, waiting for the light at Cedar. There was a cyclists going the other way, also waiting for the light in the left turn lane. An AC Transit bus, line 52, came up behind the cyclist, pulling up to the crosswalk in the left turn lane dangerously close to the cyclist who was in the left part of the lane. Both were turning left from Sacramento to Cedar.
When the light turned green the bus driver then tried to pass the cyclist, both turning left, to the right of cyclist! The cyclists was clearly spooked. It was the most outrageous thing I have ever seen an AC Transit driver do and I've seen a lot of cyclist harasement by this agency's bus drivers.
When the light turned green I pulled forward and stopped in front of the bus to allow the cyclist to turn safely. The driver rolled down his window and I asked what he driver was doing making a left turn on the cyclist's right. He replied saying "it's none of your business" and called me an "idiot". He did not answer when I asked for his badge number. Driver was a black male, heavyset, mid-30s or 40s.
UPDATE 11-30-13: Submitted to AC Transit, and requested a reply. Their feedback number for this incident is: 12113.