There has been a big campaign in recent decades to promote cycling on city streets, which is a little odd because there haven’t been many improvements in bicycle safety since I got flattened by a car while riding home from school in 1972.
A modern car might have 100 safety improvements over the car that hit me, while cycling safety advances since 1972 might consist of helmets being somewhat more common, although many places don’t seem to mandate helmets for bicyclists the way they are legally required for motorcyclists, tires being better, lighting options being more convenient, and a few cyclists wear day-glo safety vests like power company workers drilling holes in streets.
But as bicyclists have become ever more the Establishment’s pets, their own behavior seems to be getting worse, such as running redlights. Cyclists often argue that they shouldn’t have to obey stoplights because accelerating is tiring for them, so they don’t bother with single most basic traffic law: stop on red. Of course, this makes them a menace to pedestrians, but pedestrians aren’t the fair-haired boys like cyclists.