InTheWoods wrote:Can I lane filter? (ie. cycle down the space between 2 lanes of traffic).
There is no rule against it. However there are some rules that still may apply:
- On a multi-lane road, you must drive within a single marked lane (no part of you or your bike should straddle a lane marking) (s146).
- You must leave sufficient distance to avoid a collision or obstructing the path of a vehicle (s144(a))
- You must not return to the lane/line of traffic where the overtaken vehicle is until there is sufficient distance to avoid a collision, or causing an obstruction to the path of the vehicle. (s144(b))
- When entering a bicycle storage area, you must enter it via a bicycle lane(s247A) so you can't filter into it.
May I suggest re-wording the text below the heading for this question?
"There is no rule against it." suggests that it's legal to do, which is a bit misleading as it is very rare that you can actually line filter without breaking the law.
It might be better to say something like: "There is no rule specifically prohibiting it, however to do it without breaking the law you must not do the following"?