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What are the views here on cyclist safety and how it can be improved, particularly in light of the recent carnage in London.
Personally I think we need to change the whole culture on the roads, particularly amongst cyclists.
It doesn’t seem to me that the current cycle policy is working, and im the safety measures local councils implement work either. They are often narrow neglected cycle lanes with a line painted on the road or some mad cap scheme like the trial below:
Until a year ago I was firmly of the belief that drivers were overly negative to cyclists. Having worked in London and seen the militant and selfish tendencies of many cyclists (its certainly not a minority), ive come to understand why drivers resent all cyclists so much. Its not just in London, as a driver I see local bike groups, clubs riding with no consideration for motorists, in some cases bordering on the aggressive.
As a cyclist ive learnt to hold my space on the road, do what I can to be safe. It just seems to me the problems are getting worse, particularly with the increasing numbers of cyclist.
What do you think, is it becoming a warzone out there?