Originally Posted by Legwon
i use the bike lanes when provided, or stay to the right.
if i need to take a left turn, ill pedal across crosswalks to do so. i only run the road down super slow side streets(sometimes) and alleyways.
Conditions change constantly when riding, it's the riders responsibility to judge in advance what is best for them and others like any driving.
Here in AZ the law is basically "If you CANT keep up with traffic, move right".
That's why I started building bikes that can easily hit 35mph (56kph) in like 10 seconds off the line with just 50cc worth of power through the magic of gears like this ;-}
I can ride those 35mph roads no matter fast traffic travels up to ~45mph and be able to keep up AND stop with traffic as well.
Bike lanes are sure handy but can be a double edge sword.
Using them to your advantage to pass on the right tends to annoy drivers, especially if you have been riding in a traffic lane awhile but that doesn't mean I won't do it ;-}
I was scared like Legwon at first and used the crosswalk at a light to make a left hand turn but that got old and time consuming in short order so I looked up the law and that was that.
I travel like a motorcycle on the road with the added bonus of using the bike lanes and trails on my new machines ;-}