Evasive action might be a bit difficult with that massive wall at the edge of the road! True, vehicles could stop, but they will still be physically occupying the space and a cyclist will still have to get round them...I don't usually read Daily Mail links, but, I made an exception for this one.
It did not disappoint, from the article "Delivery vans take up almost the entire width of the road and any oncoming cyclist would have to take evasive action and ride up on the narrow pavement to avoid being hit."
Erm... don't the cars and delivery vans have brakes then? Couldn't THEY take evasive action?
From the photographs, this is true, if the vehicle is at the entrance to the road, but, once in the road, even a stopped delivery van would allow a cyclist enough room to pass, a car would allow even more room.Evasive action might be a bit difficult with that massive wall at the edge of the road! True, vehicles could stop, but they will still be physically occupying the space and a cyclist will still have to get round them...
Fair enough! I had visions of van drivers taking 'evasive action' and planting a load of Amazon parcels in a stone wall!But... my point was not about the "common sense" of the design, but, rather the assumption that the cyclist must be the one to defer to the motor vehicle.
Which in reality means "I'm driving a Transit and I've got things to do and I pay road tax, so the cyclist down the bottom who doesn't pay any road tax can just f***ing well wait"Rule 155 of the Highway Code: Give way to road users coming uphill whenever you can.
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