On my way home from uni today, in the rain, I discovered three ways that umbrellas are a hazard to cyclists:
- People huddle under their umbrellas and lean in to the rain, obscuring their view of what’s around them.
- Umbrellas are wider than people, filling up the paths and the spaces between people.
- Several people huddling under one umbrella are reluctant to move into single file to give you room on the path.
So now you know – watch out for umbrellas…