Do you mean, "whizzing by on the left?" If not, please clarify what's going on there. I agree that it's a driver attention/busy traffic problem when someone gets stuck behind a slow moving vehicle on a narrow laned road. It happens often though, and it's not only cyclists who cause the slow downs which is why I don't let it concern me when it happens. It does bother me when that person acts obnoxiously, but if they are simply stuck behind me, I feel no remorse for being there.Originally Posted by zeytoun
I can count on at least once a week having a driver rudely comment about me not riding in the shoulder as I'm approaching a right turn lane (where the shoulder is overlaid with the turn lane striping) on a certain stretch of road almost every day. It's 45mph, two lanes in each direction and there are 4 seperate right turn only lanes with short sections of shoulder in between in a distance of maybe 1/3 mile. Using the shoulder would mean making abrupt merges in and out of traffic (completely unsafe and ridiculous to even attempt) yet I've been honked at, close passed, and screamed at (sometimes by people who then turn into my neighborhood ) for using the through traffic lane in this section. Most cyclists (I'd hazard to say all cyclists aside from me and those riding with me) ride next to the curb through the right turn lanes here.Originally Posted by zeytoun
Maybe, maybe not. The existence of a law that has the words "mandatory" and "bike lane" in it certainly doesn't help though when there is a bike lane on the road. Neither does the fact that most cyclists don't ever leave a bike lane as long as it continues on the road. Both create expectations for all cyclists.Originally Posted by zeytoun
If I'm on a public road, I'm always riding vehicularly, not just generally. To not be vehicular would mean blatantly disregarding the rules of the road and doing such things as riding on the wrong side of the road or not using lights at night. I will use an occasional sidewalk or path but vehicular rules do not apply on those.Originally Posted by zeytoun
Definitely agree here. I do my best to set the best example that I can every day that I'm out riding in order to hopefully influence other cyclists to ride more vehicularly. I don't have an answer for how else to reach those cyclists who won't go looking for a class, or take one even if they know it's offered, other than trying to set an example when I encounter them on the road.Originally Posted by zeytoun
Just to clarify, I would prefer narrow, unshareable lanes on any road with frequent intersections, regardless of speed differential. I would prefer shareable pavement (in order of preference: WCL, shoulder, bike lane as a last resort) on any road with infrequent intersections regardless of speed differential.Originally Posted by zeytoun
Our arterials all have curbs (probably 6-8 inches high and squared off). I create a bail out area by riding left of center in the lane, giving me plenty of space to move right as needed to avoid close passes. I don't consider the lack of a shoulder/bike lane to mean the road lacks a safe amount of room for cycling.