The LA Times, in danger of becoming a obviously slanted, pro-moto media outlet, has posted a video to accompany it’s recent opinion piece on lane splitting. The video, “Open Lanes, Even During Gridlock” features public television-esque dry narrative and some spot-on observations.
At :44, the narrator states:
Notice that the time it takes the motorcyclist to pass each car is very brief. If the motorcyclist times his move well, there isn’t time for the motorist to make a sudden maneuver that would endanger him. The key is planning the move. In stop and go traffic, the cars are a lot like big pylons on a test track.
And perhaps most importantly:
Compared to the motorist’s oppressive commute, riding through heavy traffic at a steady twenty to thirty miles per hour is exhilarating The motorcyclist arrives refreshed, alert and ready for the day’s work.