So I'm a bike messenger in the Adelaide CBD. Recently I've been yelled at by quite a few cyclist for running red lights I have to do it to get my job done, if i stopped at every light then deliveries would be late and i would probably lose my job.
I'm just interested in what others think about this.
Thanks for reading.
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Really? Which way to you ride into Adelaide CBD?
I ride down The Parade and rarely see such behavior other than the occasional cyclist jumping a red light which I might add is invariably when it is safe - ie no approaching traffic.
In the suburbs I rarely get passed by another cyclist on the left when I am commuting they mostly the wait for a gap in the traffic and pass on the right.
In the CBD it's fairly common that I get passed on the left by other cyclists. It usually happens at intersections and it get really annoying when as soon as they have passed you they slow right down and hold you up.
A high profile death gives cycling a bad name.
As sad as it is, when some poor cyclist gets cleaned up while obeying the rules (and they do) people get turned off cycling because it makes them fear for their safety.
That gives cycling a bad name, not some bloke who looks before he decides to cross a road.
People exercising their right to cross a road when safe to do so definitely gives humanity a bad name.
People do not have the right to cross the road or railway if the lights are red, neither legally or morally. We know people do, we know that 99.9% of the members of this group have done so, some more than others but very few would encourage such behaviour or believe they have some kind of right to do it. The only moral that should be under consideration here is the moral reprehensibility of actually telling people that they have the right to break the law and therefore should break the law.
Oh and one other thing, if we don't want bogans and rev heads telling Adelaidians what they should or should not be doing what makes you think we want or need somebody who lives on the other side of the country telling us apart from the ones we elected.
The internet makes it easier for the world to communicate Clivey.
Get used to it.
I'm not telling you what you should or should not be doing, i'm engaging in an online debate and messing with Godwins Law.
Once It was illegal to be Jewish in Warsaw.
It was also against the Law to have Aboriginal Parents.
Yet we are still expected to conform and adhere to rules and infrastructure that prioritises automobiles before people.
Hence Average joe being scared to ride a bicycle down under.
Maybe we should continue this discussion elsewhere...