Claire writes: “I had a great chat with a cyclist this week who was telling me that the safest place to cycle is to be a third of the way from the kerb. That way, he said, people treat you like a vehicle and know how to overtake safely and respectfully (mostly!). They instinctively know how to put in good boundaries with you. When you cycle close to the edge, you’re more likely to fall into the gutter, and they are less likely to honour safe space around the bike and to drive too close.
We were wondering whether that’s replicated in other kinds of boundaries. When you set your own well enough, other people know how to navigate and respect them (on the whole). It’s food for thought.”
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