I had a great run along the Mitchell and Kwinana to Murdoch this morning. No accidents noted - unlike yesterday and many times previously over the past couple of months.
Unfortunately, a significant number of freeway accidents recently are involving us bikes.
As I cruised along the Mitchel noticing how wide the lanes are - which absolutely encourages filtering (which I readily practice when things slow to a crawl) I wondered about taking the bikes away from potential immediate lane changers and into a little private world on the extreme right of the freeway - space stolen from minimising the other lanes by maybe 75cm each.
If such a lane was used, and not abused by blasting along at unreasonable speeds, it would take away one grievance that envious car drivers make of motorcyclists breaking the law with impunity and would on the other hand emphasis the real advantage of riding a bike..
Black 2008 BMW K12OOS
Perth, Western Australia