Mulger bill wrote:RedlandSteve wrote:Saw a motorcyclist use a bicycle lane to pass moving traffic - is it sensible filtering or impatient overtaking (edit: or illegal maneuvering douchebag ) ?
I don't have a problem with the idea of motos filtering via bike lanes. As always, the concept is often brilliant but then it falls down in the execution.
I have been riding motorcycles for 10+ years and have been filtering for just as long. If you stay behind the cars you WILL get cleaned up. I go to the front whether there is a queue of 20 cars or just 1. I go to the front, I can accelerate faster than 99% of cars so I am not going to hold anyone up and then repeat at the next set of lights. By filtering I mean up the middle on a 2 lane road (2 lanes going same way).
Bike lanes or breakdown lanes are a different story and only do it to pass a couple of cars if im going to turn left or enter a side street/servo etc, I wouldn't sit in a breakdown lane for km's on end.