gripper_stebson wrote:The situation is made a bit more confusing by cycle lanes that are painted onto the road. If I approach a traffic queue, and I am in the cycle lane, I feel perfectly free to zoom along the lane, going past all the traffic queued on your right.
Of course - I try to be careful to watch out for cars that may turn left into my path, as car drives don't seem to be always aware they are crossing a cycle lane where a cyclist could easily be zooming up on the left hand side.
But in this scenario, as I carry on in the lane past all the cars on my right, am I actually undertaking? I suspect that I am, but what are the rules when it comes to using a marked cycle lane?
These are the circumstances where i was knocked off last year. I too was proceeding along the cycle lane with queued traffic to my right. Someone left a gap and someone coming in the opposite direction turned right into that gap and straight across my path. I T-boned him. Neither of us saw each other as the vehilce that left the gap was a van, blocking our view of each other.