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    I've seen a fair amount of hate between bike riders and car drivers over sharing the road.

    I've been in DC only 13 years, and I think I've only seen a car run a red light once.

    But, it appears as if bicycle riders think that they are entitled to run red lights and stop signs.

    Is there some law I'm unaware of here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearcat22 View Post
    I've been in DC only 13 years, and I think I've only seen a car run a red light once.
    Umm... are you sure you've been in D.C. for 13 years?

    It's best to drop the "us and them" attitude; asking rhetorical questions based upon sweeping generalizations/condemnations fosters the very animosity and tribalism that you describe.

    Frankly, I see "hate between bike riders and car drivers over sharing the road" less often than I see contentious interactions between car drivers and pedestrians, hate between motorists and the drivers of other cars, and cyclists annoyed by other cyclists.

    Many people are in a big hurry in D.C. and get quickly frustrated when anything impedes their forward progress. This applies to users of the roads of all stripes.

    FWIW, I used to cycle from VA to the Capitol Hill area daily 20 years ago and still do it on occasion even though motorcycles are my mainstay mode of transport. No driver has ever given me any grief at any point while rockin' the road on two wheels; I just live and let live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearcat22 View Post

    Is there some law I'm unaware of here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearcat22 View Post
    I've seen a fair amount of hate between bike riders and car drivers over sharing the road.

    I've been in DC only 13 years, and I think I've only seen a car run a red light once.

    But, it appears as if bicycle riders think that they are entitled to run red lights and stop signs.

    Is there some law I'm unaware of here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearcat22 View Post
    I've seen a fair amount of hate between bike riders and car drivers over sharing the road.

    I've been in DC only 13 years, and I think I've only seen a car run a red light once.

    But, it appears as if bicycle riders think that they are entitled to run red lights and stop signs.

    Is there some law I'm unaware of here?
    If I recall correctly, you misplaced your bike in your apartment building's bike room, called the police, and then found said bike in the bike room. My guess is that you're not very observant.

    As a daily DC cyclist, I observe cars running red lights and stop signs on a daily basis. In fact, I observe cars actually coming to a stop (not a yield) at stop signs less than 50% of the time.

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    http://www.fdot.gov/research/Complet...977-13-rpt.pdf



    I've been in DC only 13 years, and I think I've only seen a car run a red light once.
    This is, perhaps, the most unbelievable statement I've ever read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dplasters View Post
    http://www.fdot.gov/research/Complet...977-13-rpt.pdf





    This is, perhaps, the most unbelievable statement I've ever read.
    Not everyone has the privilege to stand at the corner of King Street and Park Center Drive and look at traffic.

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