Nice in theory but in practice and from experience thats not always the case. I had to cycle in the past and recently on dual carriage way from Plumstead to woolwhich southeast london. Yep there is a cycle lane with lots of nice little drop off points for buses.I won't ride in the gutter for anyone, so it's primary all the time.
On a dual carriageway, a car ought to be passing in lane two, so it makes little difference where you cycle.
As regards two abreast, if it's not safe to pass two cyclists, it's not safe to pass one because all the driver is saying is: "I can squeeze past one of you."
I have one of those on my route to work. I am passed on a regular basis by cars/vans/lorries etc doing in excess of 50mph.Primary. Those urban, 30mph, dual carriageways are lovely. The motorist gets plenty of room to overtake.
Hard to say without actully being there, but just looking at the pic, which shows a nice wide road not crumbling at the edges, I'd opt for tertiaryI was wondering where everyone else would position themselves in this example.
Maybe a little harsh – it's understandable why the subject comes up – but it I don't usually think in terms of primary or secondary either; I also just ride, often in "a strong position", often not. Mostly I go wherever it's legal and nothing is in the way. Have never been harmed by these habits, knock wood, though I did once come off and knock myself unconscious after tipping into a pothole on an empty road in the middle of the night. I believe I was in primary position at the time.Just ride your bike. All this talk of primary and secondary is so pedantic and dull. A strong position is all that is called for dependant on traffic flow.
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