Hardly a week goes by without dashcam or Gopro footage showing drivers and cyclists fighting over space in the road.
Most drivers will have a story of how they clashed with a cyclist while those on two wheels will most likely have similar tales of woe.
You only have to read the comments on social media or online news articles about these clashes to see how heated the debate can become.
Cyclists are labelled as Highway Code cheats who ignore red lights and zebra crossings, while drivers get accused of not caring about the safety of bike riders.
Sean Corker, of pro-car campaigners the Alliance of British Drivers, says the majority of drivers and cyclists get on.
He explains: “The real problem is when politics, intolerance and other agendas contaminate the issue of normal people 'just getting on with it.’
“Most drivers are considerate which is something that should be acknowledged as a first step to diffusing the tribal politics in transport.
“Drivers are also pedestrians and are occasionally subject to the same risky close passes and impatience that drivers are accused of by cyclists.”
Everyone’s journey would go much smoother if both could just get along.
MPs on the all-party parliamentary cycling group have called for the Highway Code to be revised so cyclists get priority at turnings.
But the answer isn’t necessarily just about rules or peace and love, there needs to be an improvement in infrastructure.
Over in the Netherlands cyclists and drivers travel happily alongside each other. The flatter surface probably helps, as does a law on “strict liability” that says in crashes with vulnerable road users such as cyclists, the more powerful road user is deemed liable by default unless it is proven otherwise.
Visit Amsterdam and you will find dedicated cycle lanes, cars waiting for bikes to go first at a roundabout and early signals on traffic lights for cyclists.
Contrast this with a morning commute in a UK city where cyclists and drivers often share the same road and traffic lights. Cyclists can try to stay out of the way by using bus lanes but these can often be blocked by other cars or roadworks, pushing them back into the road.
Cyclists also tend to suffer more from poor road conditions and layout, as Andy Sexton of cycling retailer Bike Science explains: “The biggest problems for cyclists on the roads are generally if they are in a good condition or if there are roadworks. Potholes can also make it very dangerous.
”Cyclists need to make sure they obey the Highway Code and position themselves carefully as well as wearing visible clothing and using lights at night.
“Drivers, in general, are very good but you get the odd one who does not give enough space or drives past very fast. It just takes some time and thought to keep everyone safe.”
There are efforts to make UK cities more cycle friendly.
Walking and cycling charity Sustrans highlights and improves areas that can be used for better and safer cycle paths.
There is the new Cycle Superhighway in Central London and dedicated bike lanes can be found dotted around towns and cities across the country.
But these can still cause issues, such as if a cyclist needs to get back on the road to turn right at a set of lights.
Drivers can also get annoyed by the space big lanes take up, especially if they are rarely in use, as Corker adds: “Good cycling infrastructure is that which provides a safe space for cyclists but doesn't impact upon other traffic.
“Removing road space from other modes creates added congestion, extra pollution and increases journey times.
“This increases the frustration felt by other road users and will only increase hostility and lead to increased risk taking.”
The solution to this ongoing debate will require a balance of both sides, but as Corker says: “Whether behind a steering wheel or handlebars, we are all human beings who want to get to our destination safely.