I heard it on the radio 891 this morning. Cadel Evans has signed a petition which seeks to make the Give Cyclists a meter reccomendation turned into law. Some discussion followed and the RAA had a rep on the show, unfortunately I was a bit busy at the time and couldn't hear too much of what was being said.
However, how would this be implemented under law. Is it really practical to suggest that motorists may not pass a cyclist unless they can give them a metre clearance or should it be that vehicles travelling over 25km must give a meter.. If you think it is what will happen at intersections or slow moving traffic where a cyclist will slip down the left side of the traffic, clearly the cyclist will not be a metre clear of the traffic but then again the onus is on the motorist to give the metre. Does this mean that when the lights turn green the motorists can't move because there's a cyclist, or several cyclists pulling away and it's not possible to pass the cyclist without giving them a meter.
Maybe every road should have a cycle lane on each side. Adelaides dissapearing bicycle lanes could be fixed up once we've widened the intersections or replaced all the traffic light poles etc so that a bicycle lane can be incorporated. Will all non arterial roads need to be widened to incorporate bicycle lanes or perhaps we can just ban parking I don't think that will work.
How would you make it work, so many people have campaigned for the meter rule for so many years so maybe they have it all worked out, obviously the answer won't be easy, if it was easy it would have been done already.
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