I am really surprised at the lack of pedestrian love being generated by this thread. Until proven otherwise I always assume that another human being has at least as much intelligence as I do. If I see a ped in the bike lane I do not get annoyed, there is more than likely a very good reason for them being there. Even if not, it costs me very little to swing into a traffic lane for the second it will take to pass them. Less, if they are salmoning. And since someone went there: how much space is enough when you are being passed by cagers? How would you react if there was a head on collision right in front of you because a well meaning driver gave you all the road he could? When I am being overtaken I ride on the fog strip and concentrate on keeping my speed and line while (hopefully) the overtaking driver concentrates on keeping all the vehicles in the vicinity (including mine) from being involved in a fatal accident. I haven't found at all that if I ride the strip that this invites buzzing. Nearly all the drivers that pass pull over the centerline regardless of my position in the road. Those that don't, wouldn't, and even if I was in the lane would probably risk a dangerous fully into the oncoming traffic lane pass because that's the kind of impatient moron that they are. Try it some morning, get on the fog strip before the point at which you have a six car pile-up behind you, and encourage those over-caffeinated cubicle citizens to slide past you without having to dodge oncoming traffic. See how much better they behave while they are passing. Same thing with the peds. Give them a nod or a wave and tell them to "get a bike!", but with a smile.