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they piss me off. should i shout at them?
when a group of cyclists don't ride single file and thus hold up the traffic. should i shout at them?
but if they are in full cycling gear you can run them over.
but riding next to each other is a bit cheeky depending on the road
Obviously kids are allowed to cycle on the pavement up to a certain age, presumably when they are young they can also be accompanied by adults too.
but i don't know why i thought that?
and there were a lot of defenders of cyclists that go through them.
if we fill this thread up quick sharp with anti-cycling propaganda, they'll never know what hit them
pissing me right off.
if they want to cycle on the road like cars then they need to follow the rules of cars too. dickheads.
and nearly got smacked head on by a cyclist running straight through the crossing at a huge speed. wanker.
"IDIOT PEDESTRIAN ENDANGERING THE LIFE OF CYCLIST"
...then I have no problem with them skipping red lights.
Ones who plough through them out of a) a lack of knowledge of the Highway Code or b) a heaving sense of entitlement can get firmly fucked though.
If you were part of (a) or (b), you'd be saying exactly the same thing.
(a) A cyclist with a lack of knowledge of the Highway Code would be likely to say "If the road is clear, and I believe I am posing no danger in doing so then I have no problem skipping red lights."
(b) A cyclist with a heaving sense of entitlement would be likely to say "If the road is clear, and I believe I am posing no danger in doing so then I have no problem skipping red lights."
Most road users believe themselves to be more competent and have better judgement than current road laws dictate.
waiting for the bus there are pricks bombing along regardless of who is in their way. Lost count of the times someone has nearly plowed into a mother with buggy or old person.
because I'd much rather have them clart off and suffer a little bit of an ache the following day myself than step out the way. Not as satisfying as doing it to skateboarders which is where I cut my teeth in the game, but there just aren't enough in the UK. In New Zealand you can't move for cretins speeding unsteadily along the pavements on longboards
at night, no lights, on their mobile.
I've had a number of near misses. They can go to hell.
In the city where it is always busy, people who cycle on pavements are dick.
I'd probably encourage my kids to do it if I had any
just stupid teenagers, being idiots
super pro srs business cyclists who are shaving a minute off their commute by going on a pavement and avoiding a one way system or whatever
surely group 2 can just dismount and walk their bikes on the pavements? am i right to tell them to do this?
if they're not on foot, unleash hell
Park on pavements so you have to go in the road to get your buggy round (or wheelchair!). Fucking cunts. It should be legal to key them.
Not that bad as it's a pavement full of lawyers but quite bad.
(so if there were as many cyclists as cars doing as many miles, they'd kill the same number of people, or something).
That is complete nonsense
which is the same fatality rate as cars if the numbers were scaled up or something, I DON'T KNOW.
I despise cyclists, motorists AND pedestrians. Cheers.
You can't beat using the footpath. Jumping red lights. And best of all pissing off drivers. Drivers that are so fat they drive everywhere. They refuse to walk.
Sometimes you can see why a cyclist is on the pavement, or how a cyclist has come to be on a pavement...
Cyclists who use the pavement with no consideration of pedestrians, however, can be very dangerous.
I saw police on bikes booking cyclists for skipping red lights this morning. A very pleasant sight.
but there are times when you are squeezed out of the cycle lane by inconsiderate drivers or big massive lorries, that quickly nipping on and off an empty stretch of pavement is the sensible and safest option for all concerned.
and there are definitely more blueys around on bikes these days. which i approve of.
I really really really hate seeing people in full on cycling gear riding Boris bikes. Twats.
do people really do this? that's weird
Helmet, big neon reflective jacket, even lycra trousers. On a Boris bike.
Helmet and reflective jacket doesn't sound like a bad idea in that case...
Would be funny though...
This has surprised me.
I think it would be funny to do that.
they take cycling seriously, but dont want to own a bike as they get stolen every month or two
I'm not as pissed off about it as Royter though
They speed through red lights and ride all over the pavement.
There are also dickheads who drive cars, dickeheads who ride motorbikes and dickheads who are pedestrians.
Cyclists get a disproportionate amount of hate, possibly because the greatly increased presence of bikes on the road in recent years means that everyone is still kinda getting used to them.
just wanna know whether i have the right/duty to call them shitbags when they go on the pavement
i would say absolutely, yes
i do it when i am a pedestrain & will walk straight at them to force them to stop & then explain that they are giving the rest of us law abiding cyclists a bad name
...but I think the reason is because it is a) easier to spot instances of dangerous cycling and b) that you see cyclists breaking rules more often than drivers. We don't like seeing rules being broken, even though in the majority of instances cyclists breaking rules poses no harm on anyone.
I'm a pedestrian for the most part. I walk everywhere. And in doing so I find my journey is compromised far more frequently than bad cyclists than bad drivers. The vast majority of cyclists, let's remember, are absolutely fine. They also get a bit of a bad press because, well, some cyclists have a habit of being a bit smug...
I rarely have problems with cars or motorbikes...cyclists however, all the time.
If you don't run red lights at speed (it's OK if you going slow and have been very careful to check for no people) or mount the pavement. Then I'm cool with you cyclists, but if you shout at me, try and ride into me...I will give you a shoeing.
and I've got a bell to warn pedestrians. What's the big deal?
which I used to do when I was growing up in a village with no cars around. Tried it once in Oxford and was shouted at by a man in a white van. Fair enough, really.
I remember being stuck in my car behind some dick who was riding 2 abreast up Cambridge Heath Road last year no-handed. I couldn't overtake because of traffic but I also felt I couldn't honk my horn at him in case the shock of it might make him fall off his bike (and under my car).
Worst instance of cycling I've seen in London so far that. Blatant disregard of all other road users and his own safety.
I'm a lot more circumspect when I cycle nowadays, but Oxford's generally a fairly safe city if you're on a bike.
class man on a bike (usually a mountain bike). You expect it off the gimpy middle class stool checkers but with a labourer or similar it smacks of despair.
walking between bus stops and to and from my house, plus all over the place at lunchtime. Not once in my 3 years of doing this in rush hour have I ever had an issue with a car nearly hitting me or causing me any issue at all. Every single fucking day I have to dodge cyclists on the pavement, weaving in and out and shouting at people in their way. Cyclists going through red lights is fine if it is clear, but every day I will get ones trying to run me over either at a red light or on a zebra crossing. I had one in full gear say "oh just get out of the fucking way you prick" when I was at a bus stop on a narrow pavement with my arm out to hail a bus. The only way to avoid him would have been to dive into a hedge and miss my bus. I know most cyclists are fine, but seriously - more problems with them than car drivers in my daily experiences. The problem is made worse by the fact that sensible cyclists seem to stick up for twat cyclists a lot of the time.
i honestly don't see cyclists ride on pavement's all that often if ever. Maybe i just avoid the popular pavement riding spots
My walk between bus stops is down through a pedestrianised underpass, down a wide pedestrian-heavy street of shops and bus stops, along the side of a one-way street and generally the kind of area a cyclist goes to avoid the busy dual carriageway and motorway nearby.
just walk around them. like you would walk around anything. or they will go around you. use your brains guys.
Fuck off meths
The route I take to work, there are a few bits of dedicated cycle path separate from the roads, but obviously pedestrians are entitled to use them as well. I try and be all “can’t we all get along? We all have to live together in society, man!” but I get well irked by groups of pedestrians who sprawl out across the whole path and don’t leave any room for cyclists to get through. I try and go ‘excuse me!’ in a polite way, but half the time they’re all plugged into their iPods or reading something on their phones and they’re just being oblivious to anyone, then when they do finally notice you they get all huffy.
Also, once this nobhead was letting his dog run around without a leash. I had to brake really hard to stop myself from cycling straight into the dog when it ran right into my path. Guy didn’t even say sorry. Nobhead.
...and have become much worse over the past 10 years or so with the advent of MP3 players/mobile phones. The number of times I'll see someone spill out of a tube station with their headphones on, get straight to texting and then step into the road with no sight/hearing - what happened to the green cross code guys?
I think this general unawareness is why many pedestrians are pre-disposed to blame cyclists for any near miss as they just don't know what is going on around them until something gets right up close.
The amount of times I've almost walked into a car or into a cyclist owing to being distracted by music/iphonery is quite alarming.
You definitely see a lot of bad pedestrianning when you walk around a bit. A lot.
where you pretty much have to cycle through shouting your head off to stop twats stepping into the road in front of you.
because if you mean pavements, the cyclist shouldn't be on there. Simple as that.
and there was a CYCLIST ON THE PAVEMENT. We were kid of hogging it, and I said to my colleagues "hey guys, don't move for this idiot", so we just kept on walking. The guy carries on cycling, and, realising we're not gonna move, stops, and tells us to move OR ELSE HE'LL "KNIFE" US. I just laughed in his face and he cycled off onto the road looking dead sheepish.
Pavement cyclists NIL, plastiniki ONE
Fuck off pedestrians, learn the rules or shut up
is on the shared path in Hyde Park. So many people are completely unaware that there are two distinct lanes. Some old bag stepped out right in front of me. literally nothing i could do. Thankfully she was ok.
A little more thought needs to be put into those paths though. In the most popular park in central London there are ALWAYS going to be tourists and sightseers who don't notice/pay attention to the way they work.
so if you step onto it, you know one side is for bikes and one for walkers, but not which side is which. Plus I think there needs to be some more understanding with these paths, cyclists need to be aware they might not be able to therefore tank along incredibly fast and assume everyone can get out of their way. A bit slower and a bit of weaving may be in order. Same as if a car was driving down one of those residential streets which are shared or down a pedestrian high street for access.
...or just don't know that shared paths exist. Which might explain the frequency of people complaining about cyclists on pavements in general as I very rarely see cyclists on pavements at all.
when I'm out for my run. A decent proportion of them seem to be tourists on hired bikes around touristy areas (Tower Bridge and Embankment are favourites), but there's still plenty that should know better. The worst in the lsat week is the woman who was cycling along the pavement of Upper Thames Street, cradling her mobile to her ear and talking to some chump. Clearly had no idea what was in front of her, let along alongside.
which is fine. Sadly the cyclists seem to assume therefore all the pavements are for them only and me as a pedestrian can be shouted at for being in their way, even if at one point it is quite clearly very narrow and just a bus stop. It even has bus stop written all over the floor and a box around it!
as there's a bit of road closed near Farringdon (at the top of Cowcross Street). I don't really give a shit but only because Farringdon pedestrians are the worst and deserve all they get tbf.
I saw you but didn't shout. You didn't run me over, though.
Was I on the pavement at the time? It's quite frightening the number of people who shuffle out of the station straight into the road with their eyes glued to their phones. One day someone is going to get killed by one of those silent hybrid cars.
If I'm honest, it was near the Barbican tunnel when I saw you. I was checking out your sexy bike (a fellow Genesis rider) when I noticed it was you.
Yeah it's one sexy steed alright. Which one do you have?
...that going forward electric vehicles will have to have some form of fake engine noise replacement as they are considered too dangerous to your average pedestrian to be allowed to drive silently. The first time in 100 years where we have a real opportunity to cut traffic noise and thus improve the world for everyone, and it's scuppered by a bunch of nonces glued to their smartphones - annoying.
...that your mum makes when she walks backwards.
^That's genuinely the first mum gag I've ever made on here. Was mainly just experimental tbf...
Manchester is a cycling mecca. Flat and with loads of cycling lanes.
But not as much as london yeah
Or at least bus lanes and one thing I've noticed is that London bus drivers seem to be extremely patient with cyclists, I think they've been specially trained.
The only people I ever see cycling on the pavement are people going incredibly slow therefore posing no risk to pedestrians, or children, or people who aren't confident enough to brave the shoddy roads and terrible cycling infrastructure.
Some fucking prick shouted at me for running a red light once so I waited further down the road for him. He properly shit himself for some reason (I'm not very intimidating) even though I only wanted to calmly explain why I regularly run that red light and will continue to do so, and asked him if he'd refrain from shouting at strangers.
past the Whalley and into C town is chock full of pot holes.
Worst fucking road on my commute. Curse it every day.
Next time I'm going to stick an iron bar in their fucking spokes and blow them a kiss as they splat into the tarmac
apparently it's seen a 'meteoric rise' in east London this year
only to avoid a massive one way system that i'd have to take otherwise. plus it's up a hill so i slowly cycle up it (only slightly quicker than walking speed) and dismount if there are a group of pedestrians on it. is that so bad? i've been doing this for about two months and i fear a telling-off every single morning.
it is the people who cycle on pavements, refuse to dismount, and their defence is that the road is busy or they are avoiding a one way system that get on people's tits. Especially as the very same person would probably go batshit insane if a car went down a cycle path making bikes scatter and their defence was that it was a shortcut.
(still shouldn't go on pavements though)
there isn't a problem, it's when people tear about (whether it's in a car, on a bicycle or on foot) with a 'let me through or else!' attitude that you run into trouble. some people are so aggressive and horrible.
He (the cyclist) was turning right at a crossroads, through a red light, directly into oncoming traffic, not looking that a fiesta was coming across the junction from the left. He saw it at the last minute and broke just in time but had he not done this it would have been a nasty collision and was 100% his own fault.
by being ignorant and lazy and idiotic?
when pedestrians want it both ways - they want the pavement to themselves when they're walking, but jog/run on the road.
got to be either/or, i'm afraid.
or mobility scooters?
you two wheeled nitwit.
as they go slower than walking speed and there's no better place for them
so they're dangerous
sometimes, if I need to run a red light, or nip over a bit of pavement, then I half dismount, so I'm standing on one pedal and ready to jump off at any time but still going faster than walking pace. WINNERS.
rather than do 50m on the pavement. That's just how much of a martyr to the cause I am.
there are no people on that bit of pavement EVER.
proper old school steel racer.
300 quid? Does that sound fair?