Wednesday 2 October 2002 6.30pm
"Thankfully, very few cyclists follow the orders to not cycle on these stretches"
not too sure what you mean with this. Does this mean it's ok if a car-driver drives through a red light or even use bus-lanes...
I ride a bicycle into work, and it's a little annoying seeing other cyclists jump through red and riding too 'defensively' (middle of the road). I know that car-drivers get anoyed about this kind of attitude. And why don't all cyclists wear proper lights when it gets darker ?
If we as cyclists want the general public to accept us as better road-users (and pavements) then we have to act reasonably and responsibly too. It's not for nothing that we get shouted at so often.
Generally, I think people are too defensive, and are not taking responsiblity for their actions. Hence the shouting at pedestrians when the cyclist is clearly at fault. It's the old attitude of "I own the road" wether they walk, cycle or drive.
Long live the footbridge ! pedestrians have rights too !!!!
Long live the bus and cycle Lanes ! Bicycles are the way forward !!!
Long live the car... Public transport is throughly shite...