The balance of power is shifting in our favour, albeit slowly. Hot on the heels of being able to ride through certain red lights, in Dec. we got a new bike sign and law:
The deal on a road marked with this sign is...
Cyclists can take up the full width of the lane
Cars can't go any faster than 30km/hr
Cars can't overtake cyclists
I'm not sure many roads are marked with this yet but it seems like a brilliant idea if likely to cause problems. In Brussels there are lots of roads that are too narrow to add even a painted bike lane without it being too close to parked cars. Hopefully this will allow the creation of some routes that will join up the already segregated bike lines.
Could be in for a bit of fun though as although car/bike agro isn't up to London standards it is still there
Ok, I'm off to pay some more taxes...