A strong, negative reaction towards cyclists, particularly by police officers or drivers. Also: bike-lash.
Example Citations:
Call it a bikelash! The NYPD has been ordered to begin a borough-wide crack-down that will hit renegade riders for often-overlooked "vehicular offenses" like failing to obey traffic signals and signs, breaking the speed limit, tailgating, and even failure to signal before turning.
—Thomas Tracy, " Bikelash! Cops to crack down on two-wheelers:," New York Post, January 5, 2011
There's a feeling among many drivers that cyclists, either by their ignorance of the law or by their blatant disregard for it, are asking for trouble. ... In one sense, the so-called bikelash has little to do with transportation modes.
—Tom Vanderbilt, " Rage Against Your Machine:," Outside, March 2, 2011
Earliest Citation:
Britain's army of cyclists are facing a bike-lash because of their increasingly illegal and aggressive behaviour, according to new research.
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