Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Riding two abreast.

"Riding double file deters unsafe same-lane passing in narrow lanes and makes the cyclists as visible as a car from the front and behind."

"When cyclists ride near the right edge of a narrow lane, an overtaking motor vehicle driver may misjudge the remaining space in the cyclists’ lane, and fail to change lanes. This is the most common cause of car-overtaking-bicycle collisions in daylight. But when cyclists make it clear from a distance that a same-lane pass is not possible, motorists slow down earlier and plan their lane change sooner, reducing the cyclists’ risk of a sideswipe."

Thanks to BikeWalkNC for excellent article @ http://www.bikewalknc.org/2015/04/why-cyclists-ride-two-abreast/

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