Passing on the left

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Passing on the left

Postby Scotness » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:27 am

There's a great article today on Brisabantimes.com.au on passing on the left


http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/executi ... 29dip.html
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Re: Passing on the left

Postby elantra » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:38 am

Thanks for sharing that, good article and good links.
The dangers of car doors opening needs repeated emphasis, it makes me shudder to see beginner cyclists ride at speed, close to parked cars.
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Re: Passing on the left

Postby Ozkaban » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:47 am

Thanks for posting. Quite a sensibly written article.

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Re: Passing on the left

Postby Scotness » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:15 pm

elantra wrote:Thanks for sharing that, good article and good links.
The dangers of car doors opening needs repeated emphasis, it makes me shudder to see beginner cyclists ride at speed, close to parked cars.


Yes I know someone who's brother was killed that way - I' ve never forgotten it and it's kept me at a safe distance.

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Re: Passing on the left

Postby kb » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:16 am

Dooring from the right and pedestrians (treating the path as a staging zone) are the reasons i'm amibivalent about Melbourne's "Copenhagen" style bike lanes.

My previous preference was to stay in the line of traffic when stopped. Especially behind left turners (unless it's obvious pedestrians crossing are going to hold them up). Lately, i've found it confuses some drivers who don't believe I'm not suddenly going to dart around them. We also seem to have scored a few traffic lights which give bikes a head start. That makes you feel silly sitting a few cars back...
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