A little bit of news in the story from yesterday, about a Canada Post worker parking his mail truck in a bikelane and then telling a cyclist to “go f-k yourself” when she documented it.
Canada Post has apologized to the cyclist and taken “appropriate action” … but I don’t think they really have. While the behaviour of the mail worker is unacceptable, the larger issue here is his (and all postal workers) disregard for the City bylaw that prohibits them from parking in bikelanes (and driving like maniacs, to draw on some personal anecdotes).
Why isn’t Canada Post committing to implementing policies that direct drivers to do everything possible to find a regular parking spot when stopping their truck?
“The behaviour demonstrated by the employee in the video is completely unacceptable,” he said. “We reached out to the individual who posted the video online to apologize and thank her for bringing the matter to our attention. We were able to quickly identify the employee and take the appropriate action.”