mikedufty wrote:Not very polite or considerate, but nicer than bikes surrounded by cars like mixitup above for a change.
I've seen similar where I pulled up on the right thinking I was nicely out of the way, but by the time the lights change 6 more bikes have surrounded the car on the left, behind and in front as well, and procede to wobble off 5 abreast across 2 lanes clipping in pedals.
Its like the diversion has created a mini critical mass ride every day.
I do agree, five abreast is a bit excessive, but a bicycle can and is allowed to claim a lane.
What if these five plus people drove their car in? Okay they may not take the same route,but for the argument they did, the traffic line would be 5 cars longer, probably creating another traffic light cycle for people to wait, so waiting is an issue anyway. Bicycles may hold the traffic up for a second or two at most, but not another cycle of the lights. Bikes are good in everyway, and car drivers should have a little more patience, as they are reducing congestion.