Assuming this is about social distancing rather than clearance when passing a cyclist.peetee wrote:peetee wrote: organisations should be taking advantage of the high profile of the 2m rule and putting that forward for vehicles passing cyclists? After all, why should the welfare of a stranger in a queue be of more value than a stranger on a bike?
I would welcome comments on this particular point. Perhaps campaign along the lines of “2m. You give it in a queue so give it on the road too.”
1. The drive of a passing vehicle is already 2m away from a cyclist unless passing extremely closely.
2. The passenger in a passing vehicle might be within 2m, but is usually behind a closed window.
3. Being outside it is often stated that you are at a lower risk.
Taking that closed window point - if you are walking down a street of flat fronted terraced houses, would you give 2m clearance to a window just in case somebody is sitting behind it? And if that window is open?
I think it would just make a campaigning organisation look silly (sillier) to Normal Norman.