Poll: Drivers Are Ruder than Cyclists, but Taxi Drivers are Rudest of All

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A little tidbit from yesterday's Marist poll on biking in New York City that I neglected to pull out.  The poll asked whether group X is "mostly respectful or not respectful when sharing the roads?"

Not surprisingly, the most "not respectful" are taxi drivers, at 78 percent.  Then, really motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are kind of clustered: Motorists are the next, at 53 percent.  Then come cyclists, with a 46 percent not respectful, and pedestrians, at 44 percent.

The most respectful?  Bus drivers.  Only 28 percent are seen as "not respectful," compared to 67 percent "respectful."