GCNs latest show gives the impression that cyclists should get out of cager's way. Apparently we are second class citizens that should get off the road if there are cars behind us.
I think it will just make cagers even more self entitled!
It's a non-issue, the law in question still specifies that bikes should move over when it's safe to do so, which is exactly what people should already be doing whether it's specified by law or not.
It doesn't matter whether you're operating a bike, car, horse, or combine harvester - everyone needs to share the road and be as courteous as possible to other users, period.
If they are courteous enough to drive 5 vehicles in a single file patiently waiting for me, I think they deserve the reciprocation. I already do it out of habit if it's not too inconvenient for me. People see cars and bike as "us vs them", but I prefer the "live together in harmony" idea.
I get over when it's safe to do so if there's clear road ahead, if there's a lime of gridlocked cars or a red light up the road what's the point? The exception to that is when I'm cresting a hill or about to do so, if I know the descent has lots of corners, chances are I'll descend faster.
I only see 'cyclists dismount' signs when the cycle lane leads to a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights, presumably to stop twats from flying out getting run over and then the driver gets in trouble.
Cycled 52km yesterday had millions of cars overtake, I to the left of the centre of the lane, I'm not riding in the gutter where all the fucking potholes were, cars overtook. Even when I had to cycle right in the centre due to potholes they overtook.
Actually cars overtook at a lot of stupid places, a car would be coming and some twat behind me would floor it just to overtake me and narrowly miss the car, or a car would overtake me on a roundabout.
I can't exactly get out of a car's way, I don't know what sort of situation you would do that in, but I'm not going to take a chance an get run over just because 'muh cagers'. Quite a lot of drivers were nice and let me go actually, and I waved one past so he didn't get stuck behind me.
Yeah where I live it's basically a block of stopped cages followed by a block of empty road. Sometimes I have to wait behind someone trying to get a parking space. Sometimes the same person holds up a bunch of cagers. A lot of streets are full of obstacles like construction sites and dumpsters and delivery trucks. What's funny is when I'm approaching a red light on one of the empty blocks and a cage that just came out of a parking garage gets behind me and starts road raging, like they're mad I'm making them not race at full speed to the red light. Cagers are fucking stupid and when comrade Sanders gets elected I look forward to many new coral reefs being made.
It allows them to give the 3 feet required by law when passing. It shows that I intend them to pass. I'll wave them on if they don't get the que. Then a second wave if they still don't. then I'll shrug and take the lane again. Sometimes cagers will just be enjoying the view of my juicy ass and not want to give up their first row seat, or they'll be turning soon and have no reason to make a pass.
The majority of internal combustion vehicles where I live (Merica) are too big for the infrastructure.
Yes, I signal to other road users. Even though they probably wont see me because they are too busy looking at the cell phone in their lap.
>Cagers overtaking on a roundabout
This is exactly why I go through them dead in the middle of the lane, so they can't do stupid shit like that.
On a double lane roundabout I stick to the left of course because there's actually room for overtaking, but I don't trust drivers not to run me over on a single lane roundabout.
Not him, but even in the best cases the bike lane usually ends just before intersections for god knows what reason.
It makes this weird situation where you either need to be a prick and cut in front of everybody or just sorta hope they don't decide to "be nice" and stop for you (the people in the other lane AREN'T stopping for you, so it's completely in vain).
How hard is it to extend the bike lane just a little farther like in pic related? What do you lose by not doing this?
Nothing passes me unless they want to use the other lane. If they want to tailgate me for daring to not kill the planet I'll just slow down and weave. If they pass to close to 'punish' me, I punch their mirror off.