After inching along Hw 7B trying to get onto the Port Mann bridge on a hot, sunny afternoon in black leathers with the rad fan on most of the time, I'm fed up. With the frequent grid-lock that the lower mainland undergoes due to various things- traffic volume, accidents, stalls, and construction - it is high time we push for legalization of lane splitting here in Vancouver. I propose it only be allowed when traffic is grid-locked and one is only allowed to ride at maximum 20kmh. If California and pretty much the rest of the freakin' world doing it shouldn't we stand up for a simple right as this which would a) prevent overheating of most sportbikes b) ease congestion c) be more environmentally friendly as we wouldnt be idling for nothing. It should be thought of as an extension of our privilege of riding in the HOV lane. If any of us have travelled to asia for example the amount of lane splitting and the automatic filtering of bikes to the front of the intersection is amazing! Who is with me?? This topic should be brought up w/ the BCCOM if there is enough support and hopefully to the provincial legeislative level.
Come on people, let's make a difference for our riding lives. A lot of us do it already myself included but one of these days a cop might not be so understanding about our need to keep air flowing to our little radiators - and through the leathers, for that matter.
Still steaming, Akira.