Cyclists love to “whine” that motorists should always treat them as “vulnerable users“. They have gone so far as to successfully lobby for a 3-Foot Law that is on the books in many states. But what about that other “vulnerable user” class, pedestrians. You remember them, right? These are the ones who get killed if a cyclist loses control while plowing through a crosswalk, unable to stop because his bike has no brakes.
Why do cyclists think that “windy close calls” are good medicine for pedestrians but not themselves? Is this yet another example of the rampant Double Standard so prevalent in the thinking of cyclists these days?
When pedestrians are in the crosswalk, they always have the right-of-way.