drsquirrel wrote:[XAP]Bob wrote:IMHO that's clearly not what the picture shows though - and I don't think it was the intention of the author either
Seconded, the picture is very very clear... sadly the picture cannot be easily quoted.Tonyf33 wrote:WHY? The arguement I'm making is that cyclists in single file are far easier to traverse & IMO safer for the cyclist too.
Maybe if you are talking about 2 bikes, singled out maybe easier to overtake than 2 side by side (maybe!), but when you are talking about 30 cyclists in a row, that is a very long line you need to clear before pulling in and "completing" the overtake.
What you need to understand from what we are trying to say... is that a single cyclist sits out further than the left cyclist in a pair, thus the cyclist on the right is around about the secondary to primary position, where a single cyclist would probably be anyway... thus taking up almost no extra room than a single line.
Something like this...
Sorry but I do not agree with your diagram, a single rider on roads where it is possible to ride two abreast (ie not town roads) will not/should not take up more space than two riders abreast.
Think I'll stick to what I know to be the safest approach from first hand experience as a both a cyclist and a car driver.
As for 30 cyclists in one group, think we can safely say this is a rare occurance for a motorist to come upon.