In Agree or Disagree (1 of 2) over 50% of the 46 respondents so far agree with the following statement:
As a motorist approaches from behind a cyclist riding relatively slowly up ahead in space adjacent to, but not in, the motorist's intended line of travel, the motorist should take notice of the cyclist, slow down some, and possibly adjust left prior to overtaking the cyclist.
Another 6% said they agreed in general, but not in all cases.
An additional 20% also agreed, but with the caveat that such adjusment is often not required when the "cyclist is traveling in space separated from the motorist's line of travel by a bike lane stripe or shoulder stripe".
Now, in Part 2 of 2, we consider the following statement.
Repeated exposure to the act of passing cyclists who are riding in very close adjacent space, but separated by a painted bike lane or shoulder stripe, habituates motorists to such an experience, and makes them accustomed and insensitive to passing cyclists closely without adjusting laterally or slowing down.
- Agree. And I would add that it also desensitizes cyclists to close passes.
- Disagree (explain why in post).