More and more people are finding that using a bicycle to get around the city is a viable alternative to using the car.
Not only is it good for one’s health but it also helps one avoid the traffic jams that are common in the city. Some cities, such as London, even have special bike lanes in recognition of this rising trend.
However, pedestrians tend to use these bike lanes as well especially when the pedestrian lanes are full of people. One London cyclist got fed up with this practice and decided to attach an air horn to his bike and filmed the reactions of these pedestrians every time he honked his horn.
In the caption to his video, he wrote: “I am fed up with people walking in the Cycle lane in London. It’s like they don’t even care that is there. I decided to make my presence more known by investing in an air horn. These are my results.”
He starts his video with the frustration he has to face when pedestrians overcrowd the bike lane. The next scene shows an air horn that he promptly attaches to his bike.
The next few scenes are filled with pedestrians jumping out of the way of what sounded like a truck coming up behind them. Some of them were certainly amusing to watch as those caught totally off guard would literally jump out of the way.
However, not everyone was amused by this trick. Towards the end of the video, one man took issue with being honked at and even pushed the cyclist against a wall while asking what his problem was. The cyclist just replied, “You’re on a bike lane!” The video fades before we can find out what happened further.
Netizens who viewed the video had mixed reactions. Some defended the pedestrians or criticized the cyclist while others were totally fine with what happened.
One wrote: “You’re honking at them for crossing a street that REQUIRES them to walk through the bike lane? Cmon dude.”
While another said: “I get if they are just walking in the lane, but when they’re just crossing the street?”
Others, however, had fun watching the video: “I want more videos like this.”
Other people had their own reactions, such as this cyclist who complained about cars on the bike lane: “If you drive in the bike lane, just know, you’re tacky and I hate you.”
While one complained about pedestrians on the road: “Why do people think it’s okay to walk in the middle of the road ?”
One scooter rider even chimed in: “I know how dangerous riding with cars can be. I’ve ridden the scooter too. They’re fun and convenient, and crazy dangerous if you’re not in a bike lane or wearing a helmet.”
In the end, it’s all about respecting the rules of the road. Even pedestrians are not exempted from this so it’s understandable why someone would take matters into their own hands and try to dish out some payback to these violators.