With a new bike culture, we have a flood of individual variety and when new to the roads, adrenalin can make for emotion. This drives the sense of competition against cars and the "fat ass" mentality of drivers, as stereotype, showing cars the benefits and keeping up. A lot of emotional sincerity. So, seeing people run red lights, especially on High st, has been noticed by myself at least 40 times in the last year. Their point, while taken, doesn't usually play well with drivers.
Yes, lighter footprint, athletic shape, ****ing all night, liberty of not being tethered to an economic weight that cars carry, this produces in the face of flight or fight fear, being on the road, a sense of courage to continue. I have found road biking here to be Bataan death march levels at times and even I get a bit wired.
The good news is that drivers will over time accept bicyclists. How bumpy a road remains to be seen. Columbus hasn't reached a point where ghost bikes are everywhere yet so let's stay positive and argue in a friendly passion, with a strong love for our communities, bikes create transportation that supports local community and small businesses, the light jaunt to our neighborhood establishment, and encourages health. :)