a bicycle is not a car

Canada
April 7, 2007 9:31pm CST
ok i know they are suposed to be on the road and not the sidewalk but this was rediculus. i was going down the street and a about 50 year old guy was on a big tricyle bike. he was in the middle of the lane not against the side but we were just about to the end of the road and we were going to turn onto a 2 lane road. so i figued wait it out he'll be in the lane against the sidewalk so i can get into the far lane where i need to be. but no, he slowly pulls into the far lane. and these types of bikes are so slow. i couldn't beleive he thought he was a car and was going in the middle of the second lane.
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• United States
8 Apr 07
I always thought that bicycles were supposed to act as cars do. That is how I was always taught...that way it's far more safe. Use signals, stay in the right lane, go the right way down the road and not toward traffic. He may have been in the right. We have a big bicycle ride/race here every year (Hotter n Hell 100) and there are always bikes on the road and they are obeying the traffic rules. It's a bit annoying, but safer in the long run.
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• Canada
8 Apr 07
i was always taught to be on the road but on the side of it, not in the middle of the second lane. i guess i'll have to look into it cause now i'm curious. thanks
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• United States
8 Apr 07
LOL yeah you've got me curious, too. :)
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• Canada
8 Apr 07
here i found this online. it is bicycle laws in my area. Rules of the Road Cyclists are required to ride as close as practicable to the right curb of the roadway, except when: * Travelling at the normal speed of traffic * Avoiding hazardous conditions * The roadway is to narrow for a bicycle and a motor vehicle to travel safely side by side * Riding alongside another cyclist in a manner that does not impede the normal movement of traffic * Preparing to make a left turn, passing another vehicle, or using a one-way street (in which case riding alongside the left curb is permitted) so in this case it was a 2 lane road 4 lanes if you count the ohter side. he shouldn't of been in the middle of the second lane travelling that slow on a tricycle. he should of been on the far right agaisnt the curb where there is a lot of room for him and another car.
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
yes that is true but bicycle is a vehicle too,but in driving some of bicycle are more aggressive in the road and they will go where lane they wanted even truck or big vehicle is on their side,that is why government implemented the blue lane just for bicycle only.