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Tuesday, 06 August 2013
My first experiences cycling in Paris

Over 200 miles after leaving home, and after entering Paris via five forests and parks, we had one mile of Parisian streets (and traffic) to negotiate to the Eiffel Tower.  This video shows some of the traffic infractions I encountered on that mile.  It was everything I expected, and to be fair the aggression of the drivers was of the slow getting-in-your-way fashion (rather than the fast-and-under-the-wheels kind).

Regarding the cyclist jumping the red light, this is an article explaining its legality in Paris.

Posted by bigblue on 06/08/2013 at 07:01 AM
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Ah, so you forgot about priorité à droite?

Posted by Dr Scott  on  06/08/2013  at  10:52 AM

Yes, it appears that in Paris (well in France) the traffic joining from the right has priority unless otherwise indicated.  In Paris there is allegedly one intersection where this rule is contra-indicated.

I may have been a bit aggro a couple of times. Still this doesn’t explain the car disobeying the pedestrian crossing…

Posted by bigblue  on  12/08/2013  at  10:53 AM

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