I have started to get back cycling again. It is very safe to do so here in Basel. I would not even think about it in London at all – it is just far too dangerous.
As a driver, I do have more of an awareness of what is going on – I practically use the same skills for cycling as I do for driving, which has come in very handy most of the time.
You can also spot the non car drivers cycling – earphones on, no crash helmet, oblivious to what is going on – and they need not worry that much because as mentioned before, it is fairly safe to cycle here.
This footage below annoys me.
Zebra crossing coming up and a cyclist thinks he can just ride through. But good on the chap blocking him and making him look like a bit of a twat.
Cyclists seem to be getting bad press and most of them claim hard done by – but with evidence like this and the majority of cyclists simply doing what they want to do rather than obey and follow the traffic laws, it is any wonder that pedestrians and drivers alike get so hacked off with them?