There is a road with no shoulders near me, where the white lines are literally in some places painted half on the grass, half on the blacktop. It is a twisty, hilly road and the speed limit is generally 40 mph, except for the signs on curves. This is somewhat of a rural area. I have been on my bike in this situation, and in my car coming up on a bike. There are certain spots when you top a hill (in a vehicle) and suddenly "bam" there is a cyclist, which then causes you to swerve into the oncoming lane possibly causing a head on collision.
For a cyclist, it is a challenging, scary, road to ride, but since we have rights to all roads, people ride on it. I finally quit riding roads like this, because it is dangerous.
For a person in a vehicle, it is equally scary because of the surprise factor when coming up on a cyclist.
I thought that next time the road was resurfaced that maybe they could add a shoulder to both sides, the only problem with this is people's property is right up to the side of the road. Eminent domain could be used but I am trying to come up with something that would make everyone happy.
I would like some opinions on what type of solution/compromise would be good for both cyclist and driver, while thinking about the property owners too. Is this possible? Please opine for me. Thanks!