SpanishMan wrote:Ahhh no snuffy, I do not shout .....
SpanishMan wrote:Motorbikes are NOT ALLOWED on a bike lane.
Welcome to the world of interwebs etiquette...
BTW, your stance on other vehicles in bike lanes is something akin to drivers driving past and shouting at cyclists to "RWAHRAHRHWAHRHAHHRWAHHR" (translation "stay outta mah lane or imma run you over").
It's completely wrong.
It's not your lane.
It's a piece of shared infrastructure that, I know that this sounds absurd, must be shared.
At no point has the OP actually established that the scooter had no right to be there - other vehicles are allowed to enter a special use lane for (off the top of my head) parking, turning and avoiding obstructions. Check it out... it's in the Road Safety Rules. (BTW, that's a real piece of legislation... I searched for VicPol Bible and couldn't find any legislation by that name)
So if we consider the facts that we do know...
- Some kid has opened a door into the bike lane, which suggests that the motor vehicle is stopped. Maybe that vehicle or one ahead had stopped and was indicating the turn right - this would, I believe, legitimately allow a following vehicle to make use an adjacent bike lane to move around the turning car.
- Alternatively, maybe the motorbike had pulled into the bike lane to make a left turn. There are plenty of side streets and driveways along Mont Albert Road.
Both quite legitimate uses of the bike lane...
(Alternatively the scooter rider could actually have just been a turd and as I said earlier, there are turds using all different forms of transportation, so the best thing you can do is to take some action to get far far away from them, which I guess in your instance would be to put it into the big ring and crank it up to +120.2km/hr)