Riding three and four abreast, making it dangerous for faster traffic to pass.
The traffic-dodger who cuts between vehicles when traffic is moving slowly.
The unlighted invisible night rider, with inefficient reflector.
The cyclist who ignores signals and cuts across against traffic lights.
10 thoughts on “Cycling Dangerously: Practices Condemned By The Transport Minister (1934)”
Timeless. We could use these again now for cycling safety. Brilliant!
“The Delivery Boy who considers that he bears a charmed life.” – Love it.
I see these scenes every day at 13th and Kincaid on the Univ of Oregon campus. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…
some things never change, in the pictures you post, images appear outputs current photos of the messengers of NY
You’r missing the point. In 1934 in Britain almost everyone cycled and motoring was the preserve of a tiny minority of rich people. These posters are telling people to get out the way of their betters who in fact were the ones who caused most of the danger on the roads. It’s straight forward victim blaming the same as most government road safety campaigns for pedestrians and cyclists ever since.
lots to ponder here…
and yes… “bears a charmed life”
such a life can disrupt the chance for a normal future
I will have to snag some of these and share on my bicycle blog
@ anonymous I love your take on this, and there are times I think we cyclists ought to (at risk of injury?) remind drivers that WE ARE TRAFFIC. RIding three or four abreast, not legal…but rid two by two in the middle of the lane IS (in Indianapolis, at least) and so on.
wow old habits are hard to break i see that now in 2011
I couldn’t understand this post.. but its a really kids post. 🙂