I've now switched to carrying two weeks worth of clothing so the weekend laundry run is now a fortnightly laundry run. Means no backpack this morning
. Left it a little late to throw in some additional kms, but there might be a few extra on the way home tonight.
termx wrote:I do have a question though: why do some cyclists feel it is ok to undertake a car that is about to turn left and has indicated that it is about to turn left? At St Georges Rd and Holden St this morning at least 4 riders failed to give way to a left turning vehicle.
This is where both bikes and cars are stopped at a traffic light? I often think it'd work better if the motorist moved in to the bike lane (assuming it is clear), then executed the left turn allowing riders to pass on the RHS. Instead we get motorists turning across the bike lane; it just confuses people. Of course I'd expect a motorist to receive a bit of flack if they did move into the bike lane, as some cyclists will see it as them encroaching on cycling space. I usually attempt to make eye contact in the rear view mirror and wave them through. Main thing is, and this is especially the case around St Georges rd, is that people look out for each other (cars and bikes).
There's also the other situation where you'll get a stream of 5-10 bikes riding down the bike lane, a motorist will pass half of them, then want to cut left across the bike lane into a side street. In this case the motorist really needs to drop in behind the bikes. The bike lane is another lane, the motorist needs to give way to traffic in that lane first, change into the bike lane, then indicate and execute their turn.