there are many guides around with tips for commuting safely, but i can't seem to find one that doesn't start with the suggestion that you follow the law. that somewhat compromises the credibility of the guide, for me (i break the law every day, running red lights when there's nobody around, etc..).
many of these guides go on to give useful advice which often i do choose to follow. however, it is difficult for me to evaluate the advice when i am not confident in the guide.
it is hard to put myself in the motorists' shoes when i don't drive. i would like a resource with tips from city drivers on how to be a pro-social commuter. and of course i would like advice from veteran urban cyclists.
i live in pittsburgh and would even pay for classes here if someone were to offer a "real world" commuter safety class. i understand there's a liability issue but i don't see why i couldn't sign something beforehand.
please no one flame me for running red lights. i am trying to make a serious effort here to be safe and polite on my bike, but following all traffic laws is not something i am going to do voluntarily.