Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Beach Road Bunch Cycling VIDEO T Intersections Hell Ride Bayside, Melbourne April 28th 2012 7.05AM Road Rule 151 Riding Two Abreast Bunch Size Rec. Max. 20 Riders Negligence Reckless Illegal No Stopping Zone Share the Road Difficulty Overtaking Community Safety
30 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurred at T intersections
in Victoria during the period June 30th 2004- June 30th 2013 according to VicRoads CrashStats
Give Way and Stop Sign Intersections accounted for 9 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured
with 7 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurring at Give Way Sign Intersections
Roundabout Intersections accounted for 6 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured
2 per cent of Cyclists Seriously Injured occurred at Stop Sign Intersections
Hell Ride, Beach Road, Bayside, Melbourne April 28th 2012 7.05AM
Car turns right into sidestreet between two large cycling bunches
Another car has difficulty passing the long, wide cycling bunch.
There is the potential for a head-on collision between the two cars,
caused by the difficulty overtaking the long, wide cycling bunch.
Driver and Cyclist frustration and undue risks.
Bunch sizes and Cyclists more than Two Abreast
The CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to the Coroner stated:
"when cyclists breach road rules..." in particular the "...cycling specific rule of riding two abreast or three abreast when overtaking,
other road users become frustrated and take undue risks and/or show inappropriate aggression often to other cyclists."
The Code of Conduct for Training Cyclists states:
"It is recommended that groups do not exceed 20 cyclists in total
as it becomes extremely difficult for other cyclists and motorists to 'pass the bunch'.
Riding two abreast
If riding in the same (lane) please consider other road users and,
if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to overtake safely.
Riding two abreast
Road Rule 151: Bike riders must not ride alongside more than one other rider in a single marked lane or on any part of a road that is not a multi-lane road unless the bike rider is overtaking another bike rider.
On multi-lane roads, marked lane (and regardless of whether the road is a multi-lane road or any other sort of road), bike riders in that marked lane must not ride more than 1.5 metres apart.
Tip: When riding two abreast bike riders cannot (as stated) ride more than two abreast in any single marked lane on that road
(unless, as stated, overtaking another bike rider) but may ride more than two abreast across multiple lanes.
If riding in the same please consider other road users and, if necessary, change to single file to allow drivers to overtake safely.