KP wrote:Consider Drummond Street South (for those of you who know Ballarat). One lane of motorized traffic in each direction, one bike lane in each direction next to the traffic, and parallel parked cars between the bike lanes and the kerbs. If a cyclist stays in the cycle lane it puts them directly in the door zone of parked cars. Going down that road, I always do a lifesaver and pull out of the cycle lane to pass a parked car away from the door zone, but I've never seen another cyclist do it and I'm sure most don't recognize the danger.
I think education is the answer, for the people who design the cycle lanes as well as the cyclists who use them.
miyata610 wrote:Euan wrote:miyata610 wrote:Euan,
That's your rebuttal?
Which of these are rubbish?
1) Cars take up eight times the space bicycles do.
2) Cars produce pollution.
3) Cyclists overtaking on the left does not contributie to congestion.
4) Cars can overtake cyclists in peak hour, but can't get past the car stopped in front of them.
5) In peak hour a cyclist can be faster than a car.
6) Some motorists are jealous of a cyclist's greater point to point speed in peak hour.
Answer: none of the above.
Look Euan, you think that a cyclist can never interfere in a negative way with motorised traffic flow.
I think that in certain circumstances cyclists can have a negative impact on traffic flow and as a result cause further problems.
Ahhhhh reasoned and rational debate. Where is thy sting?
Let's just agree to disagree.
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