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offensive_mango From: offensive_mango Date: November 14th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whenever I yell "that was a red light" at a cyclist as s/he is going through it while pedestrians are trying to cross (which is the only reason for this particular red light, and as pedestrians we get precisely 7 seconds to go from one side to the other before traffic gets a green light again), I get told that I can go fvck myself and/or that I'm a cvnt. Pretty much every time. I wonder why so many cyclists in my area think they have the right to weave through people crossing at a pedestrian crossing and not get called out for it.

Whenever I am a cyclist, I find that the danger from both pedestrians and cars diminishes as I use the road more like a car (that is, when I move into the road as opposed to hugging the side of the road). This was a revelation to me as a skittish cyclist--it initially felt more dangerous until I realized how much more visible I was to cars behind me and how much less likely I was to hit a pedestrian who decided to wander out before looking.

(I'm not telling you this because I think you don't know it already; I'm sure you do. I'm just noting my own surprise when I learned it.)
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