outnabike wrote:arkle wrote:outnabike wrote:I see a parking place for a couple of cars on the left.
He'd probably seen the bike behind him and decided not to risk turning straight into the space in case the cyclist came up the inside and hit the car, and he deliberately stayed out in the road to give the cyclist enough room to come up the inside. If I'd been driving the car I'd have done the same things. You can't safely turn directly across a cyclist's path even if you've indicated in good time.
Hi arkle, Fair comment but you just don't know what was in his head do you? The choice of that word "probably", says we don't know much about the drivers thought process.
I reckon there is to much credit being given to the motorist.
He saw the cyclist, he thought the cyclist may go around on the left, he was being courteous. All assumptions of good will.
But what did the cyclist see, a bloke who stopped in the middle of the road and seemed confused. There is not enough of putting ourselves into the position of the cyclist.
If you stand back and really just watch motorists in action you will see this sort of process all the time, and there can be no motorist in sight.
The space was big enough to drive into, but not big enough for two cars.
The predictable thing to do would be to indicate to park, decide not to nose in, then move beside the car in front to reverse park. Like in many situations doing omething unpredictable causes problems.
I probably should not have passed the car when I did, but felt it was that or falling over clip stack style.