Comment 112513

By fmurray (registered) | Posted June 30, 2015 at 20:23:43 in reply to Comment 112420

Ha, that cyclist could have been me. Yes, I take the car lane on Dundurn in the morning from Charlton to Chatham, where I have to turn left. When I started riding to work two or three years ago, I would take the bike lane to Chatham and then wait, sometimes for five minutes to cross Dundurn to head west on Chatham. It felt incredibly dangerous to wait there and have to deal with three directions of traffic (north and south on Dundurn and eastbound from Chatham).

So, I ride down the middle, hugging the centre line so that cars can pass me on the right. I keep my left arm out most of the way from Charlton to Chatham so that auto drivers can tell I want to turn. The slight delay in their commute (10 seconds?) saves me five minutes and feels safer in the long run.

So, yeah. Bitch to your coworkers all you want.

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