Comment 39248

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted March 29, 2010 at 12:00:45

You can solve that problem by consuming the whole lane

Absolutely. I ride daily on York Blvd east of the bike lane and lane-block assertively to force drivers to change lanes to pass. For the curious, this is entirely legal and is actually recommended by the Ontario Guide to Safe Cycling:

In urban areas where a curb lane is too narrow to share safely with a motorist, it is legal to take the whole lane by riding in the centre of it.

Interestingly, the only time I ever get honked at is when the weather is poor. During the cold, snowy few weeks early this year, I was honked and yelled at almost daily. Since then, it's been a lot more peaceful.

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2010-03-29 11:04:37

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