I have never heard of a cyclist being abused on the basis they should be on a cycle path.
Well there's a fair selection of examples on youtube....
I can assure you, it does go on.
Really don't know why your experience should trump mine.
I'm not saying it should? I merely made my point, and questioned yours.
<shrug> Isn't the first line of your post, kind of implying that your experience should trump mine?
I realise you are very much in favour of cycle paths, and don't really want to hear anything against them - and in fairness, I'm not out-and-out against them. If they were truly a panacea, I'd embrace them with open arms. I'm still not sure I'd embrace what would be implied, though - effectively giving up realistic claim to actually cycle on the road.
Problem is, they're not a panacea, they're not even a very naughty boy. And they're not likely to be a panacea in the future, because nobody is about to spend, sorry "invest" that sort of money. With that in mind, for the foreseeable - albeit eroded in most ways - cyclists will at many instances, have to cohabit on the roads. Therefore, addressing attitudes and the problems betwixt some drivers and cyclists truly does need addressing - not just for good form - but because life and limb, as opposed to a bit of panel and paintwork damage, is at stake.
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