Fed Up With Motorists
One of the things that really pisses me off on a daily basis cycling around in London is car drivers who insist on overtaking for no good reason ie if they just looked 100 yards ahead they would see that there is a queue of traffic moving slowly which they will soon join or more annoyingly the traffic lights are in the process of turning red. So you are cycling along at a fair whack when the motorist just cannot avoid the temptation to accelerate past and THEN has to ram on the brakes!! It really suggests that so many motorists see cyclists as an irritation, or an annoying obstacle and if they can just get past they they can make some progress or NOT.
Anyway I was thinking why doesn't LCC commission a TV advert (or public information film as they used to be known) about this kind of issue. More needs to be done to get it into the thick heads of drivers that we have as much right to use the road as they do and we are not going away. I'm sure there will be loads of creative types who cycle around everywhere who might want to get involved, Hackney is full of them, and maybe a film could be made for free. Boris Johnson could come up with the money to get it put out on TV. LCC needs to get onto the mass media and increase its profile massively. I ask people at work who cycle in if they have heard of LCC and invariably the answer is no. So come on LCC get us on the telly!