Interesting analogy: red traffic lights do apply to cyclists, just as they do to other road users. Cyclists who jump them, or ride on pavements, are breaking the law. However, question cyclists who do this, and many will say they are acting out of fear: they ride on the pavement on busy roads because of their perceived fear of heavy/fast road traffic, or they jump red lights because they want to get away from the boy racer revving his engine behind the advanced stop line. Course, some of them are just idiots, but there are certainly benefits to looking at road use from another point of view. Cycle training is a very good way of conquering this fear – for all potential cyclists, not just councillors! – as well as finding out how the road looks from a bicycle, and I very much hope you’ll take up the offer of a training session.