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Been cycling recently. Been a real eye opener. But a few things recently have peeved me off.

- A pedestrian just walking out into cycle lane to cross the road without looking, despite me ringing my bell forcing me to stop from crashing into her. Tell her off and she just looks gormless and doesn’t apologise or acknowledge anything wrong. 😡

- A Jogger in cycle lanes, plugged in, running in a contra flow cycle Lane, I am cycling in. Not paying any attention despite me ringing bell.
And despite there being a pavement for them to run on right next to the cycle lane. Forces another cyclist behind me to overtake potentially into oncoming traffic.

- Drivers not fully stopping at Stop signs behind the line and instead across a cycle Lane to join the main road; forcing me to stop from colliding into the car and having a go at her. Another one who is oblivious to her doing anything wrong. 🤬
Love how all road users hate other road users.

The joggers main mistake apart from not listening is not running in the opposite direction to the traffic flow. Which common as hell in both walkers/runners and drives me nuts as one. The key factor by being doing that not only can you move out the way you are protecting yourself by seeing traffic instead of being reliant on it seeing you. There are of course other factors for instance at corner or bends where you won't see oncoming traffic until its too late anyway but the key thing is forwards visibility coupled with your general visibility.
 

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Love how all road users hate other road users.

The joggers main mistake apart from not listening is not running in the opposite direction to the traffic flow. Which common as hell in both walkers/runners and drives me nuts as one. The key factor by being doing that not only can you move out the way you are protecting yourself by seeing traffic instead of being reliant on it seeing you. There are of course other factors for instance at corner or bends where you won't see oncoming traffic until its too late anyway but the key thing is forwards visibility coupled with your general visibility.
Yeh thankfully this road is pretty much straight, being a high street and restricted access to certain vehicles coming in the opposite direction. So can clearly see any oncoming traffic. But it was more the total lack of consideration on this Jogger's part and not needing to run on the contraflow cycle lane, as well as being oblivious to it because he was plugged in that annoyed me.

Being a driver, pedestrian and occasional cyclist, it's this lack of consideration for other road users, which can cause collisions that annoys me most. Yes, road space is at a premium and users are fighting for their space, but I find it can bring out the worst in certain people.
 

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What an absolute knob!
 

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Don’t condone what she ultimately did,
But still there are absolute scum bags out there that will harass female cyclists. Swift justice indeed!
 

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Yeh the only thing is that Motorcyclist had video evidence of the sexual harassment but also the criminal damage the girl did.

So, yes on the one hand totally don’t blame her and even if it was reported police would then have to deal with both incidents and likely female cyclist would have gotten worse for punishment for what she did then those scumbags.
 

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Doesn't surprise me. Cars passing by me no where near 1.5m allowing me space.

Even other cyclists and pedestrians unlikely to have read it. Caught another cyclist cycling the wrong way up a contra flow cycle lane and copped verbal abuse from him when pointed it out. Another pedestrian plugged in and walking in a cycle lane, and risking injury. *SMH*
 
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