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Filtering - Who has right of way?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by redjedi, 9 May 2008.

  1. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    I was cycling down Wood lane in North London last night, and there was stationary traffic on either side of the road.

    As there are road works at the moment, the road is quite narrow, but with enough room to filter down the middle.

    Until a moped starts coming the other way. I pulled in as there was space and let him through (a show of apprieciation would have been nice). I didn't pul back out as I could see another couple of mopeds coming, so I waited. The motorbike who was going in my direction, didn't wait and clipped the side of the moped, as neither backed down to give way (he also didn't stop to see if he had done any damage).

    So who does have right of way?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Whose side of the road were they on?

    I suppose that the correct answer is that you should give way to the other person.
     
  3. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    Not on either side, we were both pretty much right on the middle line.

    This is what got me confused (it doesn't take much), so I just waited for the on coming filterers to pass and then went myself. But if there hadn't been a gap to pull into, it would have been a stand off.
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Them's the breaks with filtering. Anticipation is the key. You should always try to have an escape route, but there will be times when you're left without one.
     
  5. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    The one with the most courage / stupidity :evil:
     
  6. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I suspect that on this occasion it would come down to common courtesy - you can't establish rules for this kind of thing.
     
  7. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    Unfortunately it's not so common these days.
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    sail over steam I'd say, esp as scooters and bikes are bigger and need more room, doesn't all work that way natch but I find motorbikes well behaved around me, scooter too more or less
     
  9. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    (a show of appreciation would have been nice)

    Some hope.
     
  10. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    Location:
    North Lanarkshire
    I do.
     
  11. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography


    [Pedant mode]

    Nobody - there is no such thing. A vehicle may have priority, but 'right of way' relates to access not to who goes first.

    [/Pedant mode]
     
  12. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    whoever is passing least cars

    also whoever is going uphill according to highway code.
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    If he's bigger give way. It may not be the rule (if there is one for the situation described)but it's a good practice to follow. If you ever ride or drive in Asia it's a point to remember at all times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. col

    col Veteran

    If you need to cross the white lines,then i would say you should give way,likewise from the other direction ?