I commute in Philly and I've been wondering weather it's wise to (carefully) run red lights or not. Lately I've been thinking that it may actually be safer. The reason is that it keeps me away from cars. If I run a red light, then I ride the next block without cars around me. On the other hand, if I wait for the red light, then I am among a horde of accelerating trucks, taxis, and SUVs... which is scary.
Thought? I'm trying to decide what's best.