Monday 5 October 2009 5.28pm
Don't get me started on pedestrians though!
As a cyclist of many a year who is a wonderful paragon of stopping at red lights and not riding on the pavement, I can't believe how many pedestrians lunge out at you when they want to cross the road. When they see you coming, they step right in front of you as if you would happily stop for all every minute of your journey.
Or they walk out in front of you without even looking about to see how's speeding down the road!
Or they see you coming, then step out in front of you and then turn their head the other way as if say 'you're invisble and I will cross'.
I have had two or three hits and a near disaster like this on Walworth Rd after the pavements were widened. Now people think the road so short that they just leg it over in any available space.
Not to mention crowds of people crossing Pelican crossings en masse when it's still a green light for traffic. Waterloo Station
is famous for this! No wonder my bell wears out!
So, to sum up, drivers, buses, taxi, cyclists and pedestrians can all be idiots but most aren't.