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Old 09-27-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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Lane-Sharing lane-splitting, white-lining or filtering

WHY 1. Because it is good for the Environment

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Why do we need lane-sharing in the first place?

As itís practiced in California, lane-sharing offers a way to reduce congestion by creating an additional lane for motorcyclists to use when traffic is stopped or slow moving. It conserves energy in two ways. First, it keeps the motorcyclist and other traffic, to a lesser degree, moving. A moving vehicle is more energy efficient than a stopped vehicle plus the commute time is reduced further reducing energy use. Second, it promotes the motorcycle as an alternative form of transportation. Motorcycles get between 35-90 mpg which beats the average car, SUV, or light truck by a huge margin. Lane-sharing may actually be safer for the motorcyclist than being sandwiched between two larger vehicles in stop-and-go traffic. Additionally, some motorcycles (particularly air-cooled) donít do well in a stopped or slow moving environment and must keep moving to avoid engine damage.

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Old 09-27-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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I already split lanes to save the environment
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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<g> I don't think Cali accepts passing cars within a lane at freeway speeds+ as an acceptable practice in regards to 'lane sharing' either.

As it is intended to be use in Cali, or as per theTx proposal that did not make it to vote... I think it's a good idea, concept provided some serious effort was amde by the state etc to raise awareness.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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I would be great if they would pass the law and make the public aware

BUT

Since it is illegal, no one looks to see if someone is coming thru the lanes so you put yourself in a bad spot... not to mention since it is illegal it tends to off the cagers stuck in traffic
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:40 PM   #6
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Agreed. I do it anyway legal or not. I know I am a bad gixxerbill sometimes but it gets hot sitting in traffic. Now if radar wouldn't give me so much about not weaing a helmet I might sit in traffic longer.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:26 PM   #7
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yeah I agree with gixxerbill it sux to sit in traffic especially in a ducati that thing can climb up to 230 F if I sit in texas heat and traffic long enough. so now that you add that it helps the environment lets make those lanes like bananas and split'em
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:45 PM   #8
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In Cali. the law allows filtering if traffic flow is less than (about?) 20 MPH.

Cali. legislators cited, specifically, the benefit to motorcyclists of being much safer when they didn't have to come to a complete stop in rush hour traffic and wait to be run into from behind.

IMO cagers aren't at cyclists because their filtering is illegal. They're because they have to sit in traffic while you go on about your merry way.

In California (I'll try and find the video - think it may have been posted here recently) they interviewed drivers about their opinion on MC filtering and MANY drivers hated it - even though it's perfectly legal there. They just hated it because they couldn't do it.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:09 PM   #9
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I think the lane sharing is a great idea for traffic congested situations and cities. Like the state of Texas really cares about motorcycle riders safety anyway, thats why we can ride with no helmets like so many dummies choose to.

I too will split a lane occassionally or hope on the shoulder if the bike is begining to get to hot.

I like to conserve rubber too and keep it up on one wheel...
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:23 PM   #10
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I'm all for filtering.

as someone has already said, in CA it's done in traffic, not to pass people when flowing.

there is legislation in the TX house, but it didn't make it vote. a stipulation is pretty much the same as the helmet laws, 21+, 10K+ or MSF.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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not to mention since it is illegal it tends to off the cagers stuck in traffic
That's OK - I owe them a few anyway...
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:23 PM   #12
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I agree. My Dad lived in Cali for a while and I remember a bike pulling between us and the next car. I was surprised, but Dad was envious. Said it was great and admired the bike. Cali cagers are bad. Maybe worse than Houston, maybe not.

My question is this: Do you really want to pass that road rage nut who has a carry permit?
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Sure - it'll take him awhile to catch up - afterall, he's stuck in traffic
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H.B. No. 1522A BILL TO BE ENTITLEDAN ACT relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles during periods of traffic congestion.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 545.060, Transportation Code, is amended by amending Subsection
(a) and adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
(a) An operator on a roadway divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic:
(1) shall drive as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane, except as provided by Subsection (e); and
(2) may not move from the lane unless that movement can be made safely.
(e) The operator of a motorcycle may operate the motorcycle for a safe distance between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction during periods of traffic congestion if the operator:
(1) is at least 21 years old;
(2) has successfully completed a motorcycle operator training and safety course under Chapter 662;
(3) is covered by a health insurance plan providing the operator with at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating a motorcycle; and
(4) operates the motorcycle: (A) at a speed not more than five miles per hour over the speed of the other traffic;
(B) in traffic that is moving at a speed of 20 miles per hour or less; and
(C) in a location other than a school crossing zone or other than a location where the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:30 PM   #15
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would be nice but not gonna happen. but my bike is air cooled, and that is my excuse. gotta save the bike and the enviornment
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:57 PM   #17
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I agree, but I have stopped slpitting/sharing/filtering, as I've had several close calls of people swerving at me, opening doors at me, etc...

I really hope it gets legalized and becomes excepted and anticipated by cagers, like europe
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agree... i was in cali 2 weeks ago, i felt so helpless without a bike to pass up all the traffic :(
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My question is this: Do you really want to pass that road rage nut who has a carry permit?

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I'd tought about it before and highly agree with it. It might reduce motorcycle-car accidents on the freeway hence considerably increasing our life expectancy as a rider.
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