San Francisco bicyclist fumes over ambulance parked in bike lane

Authored by and submitted by philamignon

A San Francisco bicyclist threw a tantrum after her ride was seemingly interrupted by an ambulance parked in a bike lane, according to a social media post.

The cyclist, who goes by @drivingmzstacey on Twitter, posted a video to the platform Thursday that showed a San Francisco Fire Department ambulance parked in a marked bike lane, inconveniencing her she claimed.

"Here's an ambulance in the bike lane. There is a business they can park in. They can block the car lane, they can block the non-existent motorcycle park lane," the woman shouts. "I am not even half a mile from a home on a rainy day. What the f—k. What the f— k."

Seethed with anger, the woman walks over to the ambulance and addresses the driver.

"Get out of the bike lane" the woman tells the driver. "You're killing us. Get out of the bike lane."

The first responder does relent and moves the vehicle, parking directly across the street.

The woman claimed that the ambulance driver was on break, but the San Francisco Fire Department refuted that assertion.

The fire department said on Twitter that its crew was "finishing a medical emergency with a patient care document from a call at that location which is why they moved to the other side of the street rather than engage with you. Have a safe day."

leif777 on January 3rd, 2023 at 00:11 UTC »

My son gets dropped off beside a bike lane. Cyclists get mad at me for walking into the lane to stop them. I have no choice. Apparently, a big yellow bus with flashing lights and a stop sign isn't enough. There's always 2-3 people/week that refuse to stop anyway. One dude almost hit my kid and told us to fuck off when I told him he had to stop. Another guy pushed my wife for stopping him.

At first I thought it was entitlement but I honestly think there's some weird psychological reasons for their anger. I donno, maybe stopping a physical activity that requires focus and effort clicks a switch, or something. This isn't normal behavior.

In case anyone is wondering, I've tried to change the bus route but they don't even return my calls. Also, yes, the police have been there a few times and they consistently give out tickets. I watch one lady physical assult a cop after she refused to accept her ticket. She was in cuffs when I left. Again, this isn't normal behavior.

binky779 on January 2nd, 2023 at 23:49 UTC »

How they didnt ask her if she needed medical attention after she said "You're killing us" is beyond me. Right or wrong I dont have that kind of self control.

Captain_-H on January 2nd, 2023 at 22:35 UTC »

I’m a cyclist and this is like the only vehicle that gets a pass. Ambulances can park where they need to

I did have a Peloton delivery van block the bike lane and the irony of that is enraging