victor wrote:Pete wrote:If you and another cyclist are passing oncoming pedestrians or cyclists, both of you are required to keep left, thus a cyclist approaching you from behind cannot overtake.
The underlined bit is my addition. I'm not trying to start an argument, but I thought it was an important correction to make .
I guess it might be too much/problematic to expect people to behave on a shared path like they would on a road?
Like, y'know, generally keep left and give way to oncoming traffic, and check behind before pulling out to overtake .......
Also you wouldn't stop for a chat and stand right in the middle of the road so why do people do that on a shared path ??
While I'm at it why do so many people walking dogs hold the lead in the right hand and allow the poor old dog to wander along the right half of the path and get jolted back out of the way whenever a runner/cyclist/other dog comes in the opposite direction? Just have the dog at heel and under control on the left, for goodness sake - seems way too simple for some people.