RIPTA Bus and Cyclist Collide



RIPTA Bus and Cyclist Collide

This picture is the result of a collision between a RIPTA bus and a cyclist. A friend of the cyclist involved in this accident forwarded the picture to me.  Fortunately the cyclist was uninjured and needed no hospital care, but look at this poor bike!

I scoured the internet to see if I could locate any mention of this incident, but couldn’t find anything.  It does make you wonder how many events like this are occurring every day that the public just never hears about.

If those involved with the accident have any further details about the collision that you would like to share, I think we would all be interested in the details.


  • Dennis
    Jul 26, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Where did the picture come from?

    When did it happen?

    "Hey, RIPTA… what's your history on Bus/Bike accidents?"

  • Geoff
    Jul 28, 2008 at 5:13 am

    yeah – well – there's a good example of what I tried to tell em would happen on the BLVD with the bus crossing the bike lane… BLVD or not, busses are bigger than cyclists, and well – best to keep the two separated…

    more grist for the mill

    looks like some luck there – new rear wheel and should be good to go… very lucky…

    those bus rear wheels to a number on humans… like that guy riding in the bike lane in portland that got run over and killed when a bus crossed the bike lane to drop off/pick up passengers at a stop.

  • Aug 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    A RIDE bus nearly killed me today. Most worrisome are the big mirrors, which have killed many cyclists to date, because they sit up just high enough to be caught in the back of the head.

    Do you know the penalty for a bus driver who runs over a bicyclist or pedestrian? It's fixed at $75, when it's enforced.

    In some places bike lanes are combined with bus lanes. Actually, this works pretty well, since busses seldom occupy those spots since they are usually on the move, slowly.

    The average speed of a bus through a city is between 4 and 8 mph. It's marginally faster than walking over short distances. The average speed of a bicycle in traffic is ~12 mph.

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