I spend a good deal of time trvelling by train and tend to walk from the train station to my destination. Who is my greatest nemesis in this journey (besides the rail companies), not evil car drivers, lorries or buses? Nope. it’s the british cyclist.
At least the other forms of transport show a modicum of respect for the highway code, even if only in passing, but the amount of cyclists that don’t stop at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings is amazing.
Is there a law that I am unaware of that exempts them from following the highway code and makes them exempt from any from of punishment for almost running someone over?
Futhermore, there is no more vocal group thatn cyclists when it comes to bashing the evil car driver, but as a pedestrian I say, get your own house in order before you start bashing everyone else. Let’s face it if a cycling went through a red light and was knocked off his/her bike it would no doubt still be the motorists fault, even though the cyclist broke the law.
I’ve seen numerous cyclists using pedestrianised zones that clearly state that they are not for any form of wheeled vehicle.
So to all British Cyclists, stop complaining about how bad it is to cycle on our roads, try walking, it’s much more dangerous, and cyclists are the reason.