It’s time to put brakes on antisocial cyclists
January 12, 2007
Brian Hennigan had a wonderful rant against what he described as antisocial cyclists in Tuesday’s Edinburgh Evening News.
- Pavement cycling: “If you don’t have stabilisers on, the road is the only place we should find you whizzing along”.
- Running red lights: “Apart from anything else, your invisibility to other road-users might just be proven in a way you did not envisage”.
- Those who cycle where it is prohibited: “one day someone is going to get fed-up with your selfish behaviour and you will be amazed how far you can travel without a bicycle when someone jams a stick in your rear-wheel”.
- Stealth ninja cyclists: “Cycling without lights at night is not some environmentally courageous way of showing how you and the owls are as one; it’s a way of being on a bicycle that says: “I don’t care about anyone else other than myself”.
- And of course, helmets: “Anyone who thinks pedalling au naturale is fine deserves whatever non-indicating delivery van might lie in their future”.
I found myself agreeing with every point and it made a refreshing change to read a well written rant (compare it to Erin Baker’s awful Telegraph piece from last November).