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  • Let’s talk seriously about why cyclists break traffic laws

    Super interesting piece in the Washington Post yesterday.

    "If I’m sitting at a red light next to a bunch of cars, and there are no cars crossing, I’ll go through the red light to establish myself in the street in the next block, because I feel like I’m safer doing that." [...] because it feels less dangerous to get out ahead of traffic than to fight for space on a road with no bike lane at the moment when the light turns green. Marshall [...] suspects, though, that many drivers may not understand this thought process — that seemingly bad biking behavior is sometimes an act of self-defense."

     

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