v. To ride a bicycle against the flow of traffic.
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I am not anarchic; I heed most traffic laws. I do not ride on the sidewalk (O.K., except for the final 25 feet between the curb cut and my front door, and then with caution). I do not salmon, i.e. ride against traffic.
—Randy Cohen, “If Kant Were a New York Cyclist,” The New York Times, August 04, 2012
And inevitably, many cyclists welcomed the battle, returning fire on the same terms. They paste their bikes with self-
congratulatory stickers, brazenly "salmon" against oncoming traffic, flip birds and bang hoods.
—John Barber, “In the aftermath of tragedy, once more unto the breach,” The Globe and Mail, November 11, 2011
2009 (earliest)
In the meantime, though, salmoning is rampant…Just this morning in fact I had a salmon encounter that incorporated so many infuriating elements I might have very well attempted to flog myself to death with my own fenders had I been palping them.
—Eben Weiss, “Smoked Salmon: Lock Your Bike, Don't Lox It,” Bike Snob NYC, May 13, 2009
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