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A Colorado University professor has come out in defense of Toronto cyclists, and in particular, in defense of the choices of some to run red lights, and past stop signs. He explains that from his perspective, cyclists are under harsher scrutiny than people who use other modes of transportation.
He explains to Metro News that, “people who drive go a few miles over the speed limit and pedestrians will jaywalk,” and they are generally tolerated to a greater degree than cyclists who cut corners. To better understand this phenomenon, the professor and his colleagues are conducting a survey, asking people how often they commit minor traffic infractions when walking, cycling, and driving. You can participate in it here.