I recently discovered that I am not alone in keeping track of the "pass ratio" when travelling over the bridge. Meaning, how many times I get passed vs. how many I pass. I used to always come out ahead. Now I'd be happy with flat. This morning, I got passed by six SIX people just on the beginning approach. Argh. By the other side, the ratio was negative four (meaning, I passed a couple, but got passed by a couple more, then I passed a couple more, but got passed by a couple more, until the ratio added up to four people passed me). At the bottom of the bridge, there was a cluster of cyclists waiting for the light to change.
If, theoretically, I sped past them and jumped the light, that counts as improving my pass ratio right? But I think it demonstrates a colossal failure in the kinder, gentler, commuter goal.
In more positive news, I've been taking great delight in the "eye contact / nod / yield / smile" approach when encountering pedestrians. And I've added a little "wave" whenever a driver yields in a nice kind of way, or if I'm a jerk and cut one off. That's something.