Saturday, March 21, 2009
Making lemonade out of Lemmon Avenue.
Two cyclists demonstrate vehicular cycling techniques during a Friday afternoon early rush hour in the Uptown district of Dallas. They are riding two-abreast to demonstrate how two cyclists may legally ride side-by-side. The results of driving a bicycle like a vehicle are the same if it is just one cyclist, riding either in the middle of the lane, or where an automobile's left wheel would ride.
In Texas, cyclists may legally take the full lane ("command the lane") if the lane width is less than 14'. The vast majority of multi-lane streets in Dallas are only 11' wide. Take what is yours, or a car will take it away from you. Make every lane a "bike lane", and ride where you want/need to, not where someone has made that decision for you (whether well intentioned or not).
For more instructions along this line, visit www.cyclistview.com.