The majority of the Hutt Valley to Wellington highway is a dual carriageway, not very wide with a bumper to bumper volume of traffic at peak times and high volumes for most of the day. There is a dedicated cycle lane that has Armco Barriers between it and the road.
Why do, what seems to be most of the cyclists that travel that road cycle on the roadway and often two or more abreast and not use the provided cycle way?
This is putting themselves and the other motorist at considerable danger. I have had many occasions when cars in the left lane have needed to swerve at me (in the right lane) , I have also had numerous close calls when having to break and reduce speed to around 50kmh and nearly being tail ended.
I try hard to provide sufficient space for bikes, cyclist need to do the same for cars and trucks, it is much easier to move a bike out of the way than it is to safely move a vehicle.