I swear it is true.
Of course there is a reason.
Near work there is a road that goes over the freeway, just as it starts to rise there is an onramp where you branch to the right, not turn, it is about a 20 degree angle. Just before that is a light. To the left is an onramp and offramp, the reason for the light. To the right the street goes about 20 feet and there is a fair sized dirt parking area.
Drivers actaully like cyclists running that light.
Why? becaseu it allows the cyclist to get past teh split before the light changes. If they are past that the cars do not ahve to contend with the cyclists.