ok many new wagons are fitted with two devices to afford some protection to vulnerable peopleBut lorries have quite a big blind spot right in front of them - if the driver didn't see you arrive in front of the lorry, he/she may not see you if the area is right next to the stop line.
Solid kerb stones - unless the bike lanes are really wide, this is likely to prevent one cyclist overtaking a slower one, which will result in the cycle lane not being used (as many are not at present, but at least at the moment you can move in and out of them as traffic requires).
very true. im about to make untold enemies hereInteresting to note that on another thread a lorry turning left across a bus lane was defended by members of this forum simply because the " victims" would have been m/cyclists and not cyclists [on that occasion anyway]. However more to the point "victim" blaming is garbage, you make yourself a victim or you take control of your life, accept reality and become a survivor. Too many have the "OH it was somebody else's fault" idea, it aint a perfect world. Keep yourself safe.
quite true the worst two cases i have seen though are the more professional typesI see cyclists willingly putting themselves in danger every evening rush hour, these are (IMO) mainly commuter types rather than cycling enthusiasts, they are never going to see or seek out safety information on a cycling forum or in a magazine, or perhaps, anywhere. Maybe a simple flyer should go out with every bike and helmet sold, clearly detailing the dangers of junctions/lorries.
PS I like railings, very convenient for holding on to.
It continues under the banner of Bikeability training.What ever happened to the Cycling proficiency test that i did at school more than 40 years ago. It is my humble opinion that all road users should be assessed as being safe to be on it. If you are not aware of the potential actions of other road users, then you are a risk not just to yourself, but everyone else.
There is no evidence that cycle training makes cyclists safer. Rash or illegal actions by cyclists is NOT what is causing injuries and fatalities. Usually it is driver behaviour, speeding, distracted, drunk or drugged.What ever happened to the Cycling proficiency test that i did at school more than 40 years ago. It is my humble opinion that all road users should be assessed as being safe to be on it. If you are not aware of the potential actions of other road users, then you are a risk not just to yourself, but everyone else.
we shall put that on your tombstone.I don;t think many here say that cyclists shouldn't be careful, I just think the onus of responsibility is the one driving the huge dangerous vehicle.
If I decided to practice chainsaw juggling on the high-street and struggled to see where I'm going, I'd expect the restrictions are on me rather than expecting everyone else to stay out of my way and wear protective clothing.