cy·​clist | \ ˈsī-k(ə-)ləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio) \

Definition of cyclist

: one who rides a cycle

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The cameras also capture pictures of pedestrians and cyclists. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver-area neighborhoods are installing license plate readers to record every vehicle that passes by," 9 July 2019 Howard and Folsom are among the city streets where the most pedestrians and cyclists are killed or seriously injured by cars. Michael Cabanatuan,, "Protected bike lanes, transit lane to transform Folsom, Howard streets," 19 June 2019 Starsky's remote human drivers take over as trucks exit highways and enter more challenging roads, which have cross traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "Most self-driving companies say this tech is crucial. Elon Musk disagrees.," 17 June 2019 Copenhagen has committed to becoming the world’s best city for pedestrians and cyclists. Andrew Moore, National Geographic, "To build the cities of the future, we must get out of our cars," 17 June 2019 Planners and city officials said roundabouts are safer than traffic lights, while many long-time residents said roundabouts are a nuisance and obstacles for pedestrians and cyclists. (charlie Neuman), San Diego Union-Tribune, "Roundabouts, crosswalks get inital OK for downtown Oceanside," 12 June 2019 The club plans to create programs to encourage cyclists of all levels to find success at their own pace. Andrea Shaw,, "New Louisiana cycling club honors black world champion of 1899," 11 June 2019 Able to pick up seismic disturbances created by delivery trucks, passing cyclists, and even the footsteps of lone pedestrians, the campus’s fiber-optic network became an underground tool for monitoring events on the surface. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "The City That Remembers Everything," 23 Feb. 2018 Two French cyclists died last week, one of whom was competing in a race at the foothills of the Pyrenees. Michele Cohen Marill, WIRED, "How Extreme Heat Overwhelms Your Body and Becomes Deadly," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of cyclist

1882, in the meaning defined above

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cy·​clist | \ ˈsī-kləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio) \

Kids Definition of cyclist

: a person who rides a bicycle

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