Bicycle Queensland wants a truce between cyclists and motorists. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning
Bicycle Queensland wants a truce between cyclists and motorists. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning

Maybe cyclists need to look at the way they are riding

UPDATE: In an earlier version of this opinion piece, the writer stated that "the law states that two are only allowed abreast when one cyclist is overtaking another."

However the Australian Cycling Alliance has advised The Chronicle that this is incorrect.

The Queensland law actually states "The rider of a motorbike or bicycle must not ride on a road that is not a multi-lane road alongside more than one other rider, unless subsection 3 applies to the rider and, the rider of a motorbike or bicycle must not ride in a marked lane alongside more than one other rider in the marked lane, unless subsection 3 applies to the rider."

Subsection 3 states "The rider of a motorbike or bicycle may ride alongside more than 1 other rider if the rider is overtaking the other riders."

More information can be found here.


YOUR SAY: It was interesting to read varying opinions concerning cyclists recently.

There's many different views, and some dumb ones, like calling for bicycle registration.

Bikes, like mobile phones, are often discarded when owners get sick of them.

I can sympathise with the truck driver who saw a bike occupying a lane while a B-double approached.

I have travelled thousands of kilometres over many years and many on country roads.

At times the road edge only allowed a few centimetres between me and passing traffic, but I'm here to tell the story.

Like any vehicle you travel to the conditions.

Except for the odd truckie, most are good drivers.

Maybe bike riders need to take a closer look at their behaviour and improve their road craft.

As for registering bikes, don't we have enough taxes? Will they next want to tax fresh air?

  • JAY NAUSS, Glen Aplin
     


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