Both my son and I commute to work on our bicycles, and our family has been riding bikes for many years. But in downtown Portland, the cyclists are very aggressive and flaunt the laws of the road. Today, my wife was almost hit as she walked a crosswalk by a bicyclist. Three cars had stopped at the crosswalk, and she started walking across, but had to stop when a bicyclist zoomed across in front of her.
She also saw a bicyclist go against a red light for a left turn into traffic, and almost get hit.
So my question, for all the advocates of bicycling, is how do we get some amout of adherence to the laws of the road by downtown cyclists (I won't say which downtown at this point, because I think it happens about everywhere)? We make enemies of those who should be friends with this behavior.