Thursday, 6 October 2011

Suicide lane?

This shows how the enforced capture of the bike rider in a bike lane on a roundabout makes it so very difficult to turn right, with space always given over to fast moving vehicles on the right of the rider.

In such roundabouts, the bike rider should 'take the lane' and assert their right and legitimacy to be on the road, safely.

It appears that, once again, the design brief has been to provide priority and privilege to the motor vehicle to keep moving as swiftly as possible, and the bike rider is a secondary nuisance, a potential impediment to keeping motor vehicles going as fast as possible.

It is a 60 kph speed limit through the roundabout.