Drivers often complain about bicyclists riding the wrong way down streets. They get particularly upset when this happens on one way streets because they don’t expect to see a moving object coming right at them.
Cyclists have mixed views on this issue. Some think that bicycles have a right to travel in the wrong direction if it creates a more direct route or if there is no other road they can travel on to reach their destination. Others think that bicycles should always ride in the same direction as cars either to reduce the accident rate or to reduce the amount of animosity some drivers have for cyclists.