(United States road configuration and customs here. Sorry, those of you who drive on the left!)
On my trip home, I use a bike lane near the right side of a very busy one-way arterial street; there is a bus/right-turn lane between the bike lane and the curb. I need to turn left, crossing three lanes of traffic, at a T-intersection (no street to the right). My options are:
- Turn left directly from the bike lane.
- Keeping a weather eye on traffic, move into the left-hand lane and turn from there.
- Veer right onto the sidewalk (avoiding buses, obviously); wait for the pedestrian light to cross.
Which of these is the canonically correct way to manage, assuming heavy car traffic?