Ignore the discussion of fixies; this cyclists attitude to red lights is top-notch
@LoneWilf - Yeah, whatever Wilf!
I (and many, many others) have been jumping red lights for years, without getting “ploughed”.
I - and this is not just trolling click-bait, I assure - have no interest whatsoever in traffic laws, the colour of lights, one-way streets, or motorists’ sensibilities.
The colour of lights is entirely discretionary to cyclists, just as it is for pedestrians. Do pedestrians wait for a ‘green man’ before crossing, even when the road it blatantly clear? Of course not. Nor do cylcists. It’s just a guide.
I jumped 9-12 lights on my way to work today (including both traffic junctions and pedestrian crossings) and 9-12 on my way back. I will do so tomorrow. So that’s around 20, every single day. FOR YEARS. I just used my common sense as to whether it was good to cross.
Having done this for years, the worst I get is an angry car/van-driver shouting abuse, which frankly just amuses me as I speed off flicking him/her the vees as he/she is left stranded at the lights!
Take note cyclists - traffic laws do not apply to us. The worst you get is pulled over by a policeman, when you have to pretend to be sorry for a minute. Big deal!
Just use your common sense and don’t endanger other people or yourself, but otherwise….. the roads are OURS, not theirs…..