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Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 09-12-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,312
Posted By bshanteau
Riding in the "Right Tire Track" is NOT using the full lane!

From the Facebook group Bicyclists Belong In The Traffic Lane (https://www.facebook.com/BicyclistsBelongInTheTrafficLane).
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-05-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,612
Posted By bshanteau
Judge rules that bicyclists must ride to the right unless safety dictates otherwise

A federal magistrate in Massachusetts has ruled that bicyclists must ride to the right of traffic unless safety issues dictate otherwise.

Judge rules on bicyclist' 'right to road;' long-running...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-04-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,405
Posted By bshanteau
This video from England warns about passing...

This video from England warns about passing turning trucks on the curb side:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzL0Kyk4m-8


Dan Gutierrez, who presents the Understanding Bicycle Transportation...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-04-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,405
Posted By bshanteau
Even in states that require motorists to merge...

Even in states that require motorists to merge into bike lanes before turning right, though, they often don't, as shown in this slide from the Understanding Bicycle Transportation course given to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-04-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,405
Posted By bshanteau
More right hook collisions in Portland

Why Oregon's law prohibiting motorists from merging into bike lanes before turning right is a bad idea:

Bicyclist struck by truck in Southeast Portland; police ask public's help...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-02-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
No. It was a rhetorical question. Again, from...

No. It was a rhetorical question. Again, from Wikipedia:
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-02-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
It is sad when so-called "bicycle advocates"...

It is sad when so-called "bicycle advocates" stoop to ad hominem attacks to try to discredit another's point of view. As Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem) says,



I don't...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-02-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
If a *traffic engineer* doesn't understand these...

If a *traffic engineer* doesn't understand these signs, I think it's safe to say that we're all screwed.[/QUOTE]

I hope you were trying to be cute, skye, because your comment could be construed as...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-29-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,453
Posted By bshanteau
Rail trails may be nice to ride on and may have...

Rail trails may be nice to ride on and may have their purpose in bicycle transportation, but in function they are to bicycles like freeways are to cars. They both serve through traffic but do not...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-28-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,453
Posted By bshanteau
I have a dream for the future of bicycle transportation - What's yours?

I see a future where bicyclists are seen as first class road users, with the same rights and duties (as far as the rules of the road are concerned) as drivers of vehicles . In fact, I see a future...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-24-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
Which law are you referring to? Yes, Maryland's...

Which law are you referring to? Yes, Maryland's FRAP law (http://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2010/transportation/title-21/subtitle-12/21-1205/) has that phrase, but I was referring to the case...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-24-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By bshanteau
I watched the TV coverage in which that policeman...

I watched the TV coverage in which that policeman awkwardly explains what he was trying to do. He purposely parked his patrol car where a right turning car should be on that street (in the bike lane,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-23-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
How about if you're riding a bicycle on flat...

How about if you're riding a bicycle on flat ground on a 4-lane street (2 each direction) with 12' lanes (which is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side) and a speed...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-23-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
Huh? Are you saying that the signs apply only to...

Huh? Are you saying that the signs apply only to motorists and not bicyclists?

But they do.

In effect, traffic law says that when one of the exceptions to the FRAP law applies, bicyclists have...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-23-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
OK, we all agree that slower motorists are...

OK, we all agree that slower motorists are supposed to use the right lane but often don't.

But how do the signs apply to bicyclists? Specifically when one of the exceptions to the FRAP applies?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-23-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
[/QUOTE] But when one of the exceptions to...

[/QUOTE]

But when one of the exceptions to the FRAP law applies, such as when the lane is "too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side", what does "Slower Traffic Keep...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-23-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,668
Posted By bshanteau
What does "Slower Traffic Keep Right" mean?

https://sphotos-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/969520_636161989728932_817994286_n.jpg
As a traffic engineer who is also a bicycling advocate, I've noticed that the "Keep Right Except to Pass" and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-21-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
That's quite a leap, there.[/QUOTE] Why?...

That's quite a leap, there.[/QUOTE]

Why? Survey after survey says that more people don't ride bicycles because they are uncomfortable and fearful about riding on the streets.

If people weren't...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-20-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
No, the law does not say, "Slower Traffic Keep...

No, the law does not say, "Slower Traffic Keep Right." It says "Upon all roadways any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-20-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
We make it clear in the article that a change in...

We make it clear in the article that a change in the law is a NECESSARY, but NOT SUFFICIENT condition for changing false beliefs and therefore behavior.

I find it hard to believe that a bicycle...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-20-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
There is a difference between the rules of the...

There is a difference between the rules of the road and other rules such as equipment, registration and licensing.

In every state of the Union, bicyclists have the same rights and duties as...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-20-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
Your fear of being rear-ended by higher speed...

Your fear of being rear-ended by higher speed motor vehicles is misplaced.

In particular, see all the videos of lane control on the I Am Traffic (http://www.youtube.com/user/CyclistLorax) YouTube...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-19-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
Wow! You don't see the AFRAP law as anti-cyclist...

Wow! You don't see the AFRAP law as anti-cyclist despite all the evidence in the Marginalization article and my original post to the contrary?

Perhaps you could quote some of that evidence and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-19-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
I see that advocates of lane use rights like me...

I see that advocates of lane use rights like me need to do a much better job of teaching people about the insidious discrimination against bicyclists in the AFRAP laws.

I tried to take a stab at...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-19-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,175
Posted By bshanteau
I'm going by the plain language of the law: ...

I'm going by the plain language of the law:



First of all, MA traffic law is a mess. Changing it so it conforms with the Uniform Vehicle Code would clear up confusion such as "What is a visible...
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