Comment 123193

By OliverV (registered) | Posted July 03, 2018 at 10:47:13

This shows something that I have noticed on my daily commute. I find that car drivers pass CLOSER to me when I am in the Cannon St bike lanes (East of Melrose, where there is a lane on either side of the Street) than when I turn up Kenilworth and there is no bike lane. The reason for this, I think, is mainly that the bike lane gives the impression that as long as the car does not cross the line, the position is correct. Drivers do not need to think as much about lane position, so just carry on regardless of the presence of a cyclist. As Kevin stated, however, being on the line gives much less than the required 1m passing distance.

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