Okay, so this is my issue. On my commute home there is a spot where there is a light straight ahead, before the white line the cycle lane mergers with the path on the left. Does this mean i can bypass the light, or am i jumping it if it is red?
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The light controls the stop line (and, if there is one, the advance stop line).
I can't tell from the streetview image, or from streetview itself or the satellite view, whether the cycle path moves from the road to the footway before the stop line or not.
If it does - you don't have to cross the line, and the light doesn't affect you (so long as you follow the cycle path onto the footway).
If it doesn't, or if you choose to stay on the road, you'll be crossing the line and controlled by the light.
It depends totally on the design of the cycle way. Here are three examples, all from the same intersection in Christchurch, New Zealand. Note, we ride/drive on the left side of the road.