InTheWoods wrote:"Correct" just in your opinion, but not legally required which is different. There are sometimes valid reasons to avoid the shoulder, and the passing motorist is not to assume the rider's choice is invalid and pass illegally as a result. I suppose women choosing the correct clothes is required to avoid trouble when out at night too... Its the same mentality of according at least partial blame to the victim for a decision totally in the control of someone else.
And in this case, one of my personal bug bears, the lane ends with a dashed line rather than 'open' - which means the cyclist must give way when merging back in. If there were an accident at this point, the onus is on the cyclist.
https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety ... lanes.html