Video taken on the way home from work with a helmet cam. Probably pretty boring unless you have a special interest in traffic behaviour, which increasingly I do…
Re the ‘cautious cyclist’. Yes, she is travelling in the ‘car dooring‘ zone. But on this road, particularly when you’re going uphill, eschewing the bike lane and taking the whole traffic lane, and therefore holding up the faster cars, is a bit intimidating. It might be safe, but you can face aggression from drivers. Plus, then you get stuck in traffic!
Re the ‘hero’. I just have a view that people need to slow down on shared paths. You can’t really see it here but as he overtakes me, he then zooms past a pedestrian quite close. Some cyclists’ behaviour on that shared path is terrible – I think they forget what it feels like to have someone riding past you fast and close.
The Carlton Gardens shared path is problematic; we need an alternative route. I want a bike lane on Nicholson Street but it’d be difficult to get it. The other suggestion is that cyclists travel through Carlton Gardens, which is currently banned. I support this but have my doubts about it. The way cyclists people travel on the shared path, I don’t know if I’d want to share the park with them.