All Cyclists Must Stop At Red Lights
I realise that this is a common topic and I have not contributed to this site before, generally not wanting to vent my occasionally ill-thought-through spleen on the general public. However, having been knocked off my bike by a red light jumper on a toucan crossing on Creek Road on Thursday night, I feel as though I have some justified reason to. Whilst crossing when the green man/cycle symbol was showing, I did NOT expect to get knocked off my bike by a fellow cyclist going at full pelt over a red light, whilst all of the other vehicles on this busy four-lane road were waiting for the lights to change. The cyclist in question, being on the outside of the outside lane, would not have been able to see if there were any cyclists or pedestrians crossing at this crossing. Before other cyclists get similarly frying-pan-sized beetroot-coloured bruises and lumps on their bodies, I would urge any selfish and reckless cyclists who jump red lights (as a matter of course or intermittently) to think about the consequences of your actions. And if whoever it was who hit me would like to contribute to my rail fare for the next three weeks (the length of time my doctor advised me not to cycle in order to recover from my injuries) and a new back wheel, that would be most welcome.