Share and Be AwareHi everyone,We are collecting video stories about Car Dooring. It would be great to get as many submissions as possible to humanise the issue of road sharing between cars and bikes.Thanks,Jason.*******************'Share and Be Aware' is an initiative of the Road Safety Action Group Inner Melbourne (RSAGIM) and supports respectful…See More
"OK, so I have the unfortunate task of listing my now stolen bike. It is a white/blue singlespeed, Selle Italia saddle, white chain, white bar tape (a little tattered), drops a little bent (from serious altercation with road/tram tracks). Was taken…"
This group is for listing stolen bikes, helpful tips to secure your beloved bike or heads up on bike thefts or gangs operating around Victoria. If you have had a bike stolen please include: date, time, suburb, description, image, model no etc
"no probs, we all interpret things in our own way...vive le difference,
bottom line though, no matter whether driving or riding ,
1) speed must be adjusted to the conditions, and
2) a proper distance must be kept to maintain space for reaction time,…"
"I certainly agree with you on your points of speed. You generally have your 'natural comfortable speed' for the conditions. If I approach a slower rider, I just do the same I would in a car... check if I can overtake, then take the (car)…"
"Thanks for all of your feedback. I (as OP) have definitely rethought certain practices/expectations on the road. I have been more than convinced of the need to ride more on the outer of a bike lane than on the inside, this definitely seems to help…"
"Hello, and welcome.
Thought id put my two bobs worth in,
Id consider myself to be a fast rider, i generally only get pased when crossing rough ground (since i get shaken to bits on my road bike if i try to keep pace!)
When riding in a bike lane on…"
"The road rules require all vehicles ( bicycles are vehicles) to be driven ( & " ridden" is driven in my book) in accordance with the prevailing conditions, the speed limit is a maximum, not a minimum. Congestion, weather, road…"
You have a very good point about the overtaking - not squeezing left to let another car pass - idea. Something that sprang to mind though was that in car lanes, there is a designated speed limit, so other cars can have certain…"
""When motorists see some cyclists run red lights, their natural reaction is to pay all cyclists less respect." Couldn't agree more; and the same exists for pedestrians and tram users. We all get tarred with the same brush."
"Hi Jason. Regarding the keeping to the left in a lane suggestion, I would say you are not right to assume. Similar to the situation with cars in car lanes, one lane is for one vehicle. If you want to overtake another car when driving, you move to…"
"Another one is 'keeping a line'. You see a lot of people weaving in and out, which in affect 'hides' you from oncoming motorists (and cyclists for that matter) only for them to pop out into the bike lane.
I'm like Sonya, I…"
"Hi guys, thanks for your input. I am also acutely aware of the old car door opening fiasco, which is one reason I am always checking behind me to know weather I can swing out onto the road if needed. I still tend to ride closer to the parked cars…"
"The people around you who ride bikes are the same as the people around you who walk and the people around you who drive cars. Some are polite intelligent road users, some are dangers to themselves and others. Vic road laws state that riders must…"
"Thanks Stephen. I had a feeling I was having unreasonable expectations of my fellow cyclists. I agree that breaking road rules gives us all a bad name, and I try to uphold them at all times. For some reason, I did have a strange vision of cyclist…"
"Jason, you're not wrong to assume, as a 4 month in commuter cyclist, your commuting utopia... I used to think there was a certain general love between us all and the method of transport... but nah. Cyclists are as diverse in attitude, awareness…"