blkmcs wrote:As a cyclist you must pull out to overtake a pedestrian that is in the same lane as you whether that pedestrian is walking towards you or in the same direction as you. The pedestrian should never have to change lanes, if passing the pedestrian is not a safe option then you must give way even if that means coming to a complete stop.
Yes, that is the general principle, and the way the overtaking rules work on the road. Most cyclists can cope with this concept, whether as cyclists or as drivers. I know I certainly can.
blkmcs wrote:When I am a cyclist it doesn't bother me which side pedestrians use.
When I am cycling I do not want some pedestrian, walking in my direction on the right, going and blindly stepping in front of me to avoid an oncoming cyclist.