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Cyclists are only people on bikes. Same quota of decent folks , same quota of @rsholes. No different to walkers and motorists . As a regular cyclist I despair at the stupidity of many cyclists in cities . Away from cities people seem better behaved .
I use bike lanes except when no lane exist and I use the road then. When on the roadway or the bike lane I travel in the direction of travel and keep over as appropriate, except when the roadway is too narrow and then I ride in the center of the roadway.
1) I have had cars pull into me to "teach" me a lesson 2) A car nearly hit me and caused me to be arrested (eventually settled) 3) Bicycles go the wrong way and run me off the road 4) Joggers enter the street with out looking and nearly run me off the road 5) A cop entered the roadway blind and I nearly ran over him 6) People park their cars in the bike lanes 7) Accident debris and Glass gets swept into the bike lane 8) The county just build a nice bike lane over a new bridge ... and they put a grate in the lane!
Long story short, as far as I can tell, all humans are inconsiderate a-holes and no matter how hard you try or where you go they will still be there. And the worst thing is the more considerate you actually are the less considerate the masses will think you are. After all, who is the Jerk, the hipster on the sidewalk or the pedestrian pointing out the protected bike lane to the hipster, chew on that.