In the last week, I’ve had multiple cyclists pass me on the right. The riders either zoom around on the right in an intersection or hop on the sidewalk and zoom past and then get back into the shoulder.
Is this new or have I just missed it?
I’ve been commuting regularly for the last five years and don’t remember it happening before the last week when I’ve had four different people do it.
Clearly I’m not speedy riding the bakfiets, but it’s been a shocking to have other cyclists zoom up on the sidewalk to get around me. Not surprisingly, there’s not been any warning or bell ringing letting me know they are going to pass.
Clearly they don’t want to have to get in the travel lane or wait for the cars to clear, but it seems like a dangerous precedent to start.
What do you think? Dangerous, inconsiderate or harmless?