I have ridden 4000 miles this year, mostly for exercise, mostly during non-rush hours. The routes I ride on have stop lights. I can tell you a bike at a lone intersection does not trigger many lights to change. So, the question is, at that point, should I wait for a car to trigger it, or go push the pedestrian button to cross in the crosswalk? So which am I then, a pedestrian, or an automobile? There is some ambiguity here that I've thought about many times. I have to admit, that when there are no automobiles around or in sight, I go ahead and run that red light, only after coming to a stop, unclipping, and evaluating the situation.
I can also say from experiencing squeeze outs from drivers that it almost starts to seem like they are purposefully trying to run you off the road. I ride on roads with fairly good shoulders and I can say that with high frequency I get someone passing me with the car tires inches from the white line. You have a whole freaking lane people. I stay well on my side of the line, you do the same. Show some common courtesy.