Old 04-14-19, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
A 14-foot lane is not too narrow to share .... if a car is six feet wide, a bike three feet wide, and the car passes three feet from the bike, both have a foot on either outside edge. I am pretty wide, but under three feet ... more like 2.5 feet, and under three feet wide even with packed panniers. A 7-foot--wide truck or SUV could give three feet and still leave six inches between the vehicle an the yellow line, and the bike and the fog line. Theoretically, two SUVs traveling in opposite directions could simultaneously pass cyclists safely and legally.

Not that's I'd generally let that happen if i didn't think the road was safe ...

Here's another thing. Why don't those Pro-cycling advocacy groups raise funds to appeal decisions where cyclists were incorrectly ticketed? it would only take one case where a judge was over-ruled for not knowing the law and it wouldn't happen again.
Respectfully, That is a gibberish line of thinking. While a bike n' vehicle may physically fit in a lane together IN A STANDING POSITION. That is not the case, when they vehicle is passing the cyclist. The driver, while keeping their eyes on the road, ahead of them. Cannot accurately gauge how close they are, when passing a cyclist.
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