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Today's rubbish cycling

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  1. mcairney

    Counterpoint- a decent-sized chunk of the population are selfish and entitled (though my bar for this is probably lower than yours by the sounds of it!). However motor vehicles a) reinforce selfish behaviour via 'might is right' while b) enforce conformity from the majority by virtue of the physics involved (speeds, weights etc). And of course the most obvious selfish behaviours of motorists i.e. speeding and mobile phone use are endemic due to lack of enforcement and repercussions.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. jonty

    I think it's possible to recognise that two types of behaviour are both inconsiderate while also recognising that one is far more dangerous than the other. On balance, I'd rather have an illegal ebike whizz past me walking on the pavement than a van doing the same speed, because I'd rather be hit by a bike than a van, but of course I'd ideally not have to make the choice!

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. pringlis

    Not actually sure if this seizure was for rubbish cycling, or whether this type of bike is actually banned? I saw them being used in Shoreditch recently.

    Officers from the Leith Community Policing Team stopped and seized a beer bike on Leith Walk, around 11.20am on Saturday, 16 March, 2024, following safety concerns and road traffic offences. We are aware of ongoing community concerns and further enquiries are ongoing.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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