I've just almost had an eye taken out by an old lady cycling on the busy pavement at Crouch End Broadway with an umbrella up - there are so may cyclists dangerously weaving in and out of startled pedestrians everywhere totally unchecked that it's become ridiculous, but what to do about it?
"so many cyclists" - really? I've seen a few but not many. Strangely, I noticed this phenomenon was much more prevalent in the otherwise very civilised Kyoto.
Sorry, I've deleted my previous ungrammatical sentence - meant to say that I don't regard all cyclists with contempt, as I think somone has implied in the replies with a ludicrous analogy to the "I'm not a racist but..." line of rhetoric - how could I, when I cycle myself?
That's no excuse - if she doesn't feel comfortable on the road she shouldn't be cycling in the first place.
Sorry, Spiderman, but that's nonsense. 50% of cyclists approaching a red light go straight through. It's so prevalent that a cyclist stopping at a red light or a zebra crossing is occasion for surprise.
Not all cyclists break the law but many do, not " a very small proportion "