I bike to and from work in New York City, and I have noticed that while I stay very far to the right in the bike lane (literally on the line that marks the right most boundary of the bike lane), maybe about 70% of the cyclists who pass me do so on the right, despite the fact that there is more room on my left than on my right.
I was wondering...
- Am I wrong to try to stay to the right?
- What's the correct way to pass another bicyclist in a bike lane?
- What else can I do to make it easier for others to pass me? (I would say I am an average speed commuter, and I probably pass about as many people as pass me)
*Edit: many bike lanes in New York City are on the left side of the road, and sandwiched between the side walk and parked cars