Woollen Typist blog. Describing some less than intelligent Bushers, he says this:
"whilst cycling along the Uxbridge Road to Shepherd's Bush...I noticed many people to be randomly walking in the road/bus/cycle lanes...
What the hell? You're cycling up to them and about to knock them over and they still won't budge...they'll either stand there, right in the middle of your path, or they'll continue to walk straight towards you!
Is a bicycle any different to another moving vehicle? Can a bike magically diffuse through them or not cause any damage on impact?
Was the pavement too congested for the likes of many?
People are strange...and this was a strange 'trend' I spotted today...let's call it moronic walking for the sake of argument!"
I must say I've never noticed this to be the case, and if anything its the cyclists themselves who seem to be regarded as the menace round these 'ere parts, with even the local police deciding to get tough and issue tickets to those riding dangerously. I've always found the way that cyclists are regarded with such hostility by the locals of W12 a bit odd, but if this is the sort of attitude they have towards the rest of us it begins to make a little more sense!
On the same blog post he goes on to describe how someone came back to their bike in Shepherd's Bush only to find it had been stolen, so more power to the local police who have invented some innovative ways of catching those there bike rustlers..