Thursday, April 11, 2013
Double lines = Double danger
The introduction of double lines to this part of my journey into town has caused me no end of problems.
Clearly Local Council and the Roads and Maritime Services were not thinking about cyclists when they donned their pinnies and opened up their cans of paints - probably more about hill crests, motorists, & wobble-free brushstrokes.
Anyhoo, now we have a situation comprising of a narrow road going up hill (or down depending on direction) and motorists strictly forbidden by highway code to cross the double lines...
...which translates into meaning that this 'council-sanctioned-paint-job' has made it virtually impossible for any motor vehicle except a motor bike to pass me legally.
So currently my road-sharing moments on this patch of road are either...
(a) comfortably 'illegal'
(b) terrifyingly 'legal'
(from Freedom Cyclist blog)