Old 06-08-15, 07:42 PM
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The onus of responsible passing is not on the cyclist. Don't place it there.

Driving a 3000lb + vehicle is a responsibility. You pass when it's safe to do so.
Yielding to slower traffic, pedestrians or anything else is a responsibility of driving.

Slowing slightly for a cyclist does not add any significant time to any trip.

The same logic is why motorists run red lights. The onus is not on the cyclist.

Thank goodness cities in the USA agree and are developing great bike plans and laws that work for everyone, instead of treating cyclists as second class citizens that feel like they are risking life and limb.
Cycling as transportation is now being encouraged, which is great. Driver ignorance is a dramatic problem, but it will eventually swing the other way as more bike-centric planning works into the landscape.
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