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How to indicate you are going straight?

It's difficult to say without seeing photos of the road layout. However, if the road itself continues round to the left, you should indicate right when you're leaving it. In general, you should ...
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How to indicate you are going straight?

Will's answer is correct - this is to provide an identical example when driving: Source: Google Maps If you are headed northbound on State Road 213, the normal course of action is to continue around ...
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

As to how spread this is: This is widely used in Sweden, both using existing sidewalks and building newer wider sidewalks where pedestrians and cyclists are separated by only a painted line. This is ...
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Studies comparing motorway vs bike lane costs

https://activelivingresearch.org/sites/activelivingresearch.org/files/Dill_Bicycle_Facility_Cost_June2013.pdf For example, the City of Portland calculated that the city’s entire bicycle network, ...
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How to indicate you are going straight?

I find that on ambiguous roads the best course of action is to point where you're going. It's not a standard signal but I find most drivers and pedestrians tend to pick up on the meaning. Also ...
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

I've seen plenty of unusable shared pavements in both the UK and Spain as well as some good ones. Good or bad, they can be truly shared or split with a line, but to be good they have to be: wide ...
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How to cross major road 3 way intersection

Options in order of preference: Another route. Stop on the south side, wait for straight though (north/south) traffic to stop, choose your time to cross contending only with single right turn lane ...
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Studies comparing motorway vs bike lane costs

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/12-million-per-mile-for-a-bike-lane-that-should-trigger-a-civic-heart-attack/ Rather infamously, a bike lane in downtown Seattle recently cost $12 ...
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How to indicate you are going straight?

This is a right turn. You're entering a node from which you're taking the right-most exit. Going straight means taking the middle exit out of three. Pedestrians are not all going to look at your hand ...
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Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?

Riding against the flow of traffic is dangerous and illegal. If an intersection or a set of intersections does not permit you to ride safely, walk your bike.
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

Why does this happen? Politicians are unwilling to take privileges away from cars, because the car lobby (both from motorists and from the car industry) is too strong. Never mind that >99% of ...
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

It is a terrible idea, to take away from pedestrians and give that space to cyclists. Pedestrians don't need any form of qualification to use their piece of the roadway - there's no such thing as a &...
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

Such bike lanes are not unheard of in Germany. It is a cheap way to establish a bike path, without the typical material separation by means of a curb or visible marking through a different pavement. (...
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Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?

Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road? According to one bicycling guide for Belgium "Cyclists have to use the cycle track if there is one available on the right ...
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

I don't know how widespread it is. In my own city (Austin TX USA) I see some version of this intermittently. In many parts of Austin, there are no sidewalks, or there is a sidewalk on only one side of ...
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

This is very common throughout Europe. In Poland, where sidewalks have a lot of spare room, a separate asphalt-covered lane—either delimited by posts or only a painted line—separates them. I actually ...
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Studies comparing motorway vs bike lane costs

This answer explores the theoretical cost differences between building equivalent roads and bike lanes. It does not put any dollars on the costs as these include much more than the road / bike lane ...
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How to cross major road 3 way intersection

I would consider moving forward at the intersection, then find an easier way to turn left and, when again at the intersection, right.
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Safety of separated bike lanes in less dense areas

As seen from this study, cycle tracks (also known as “separated” or “protected” bike lanes) are both the safest and preferred by the cyclists. Differently, streets with painted bike lanes between ...
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What's the safest way to turn left from a right-side bike lane?

I wrote a left turn blog post about this. I've included a snippet below explaining the 3 options I lay out. To summarize, I would follow these rules in your situation: If there is no traffic either ...
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What's the safest way to turn left from a right-side bike lane?

Another option is the "three rights make a left" maneuver. There are intersections on my commute where drivers will just not yield, so turn right into a parking lot, ride along the edge of the ...
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How to indicate you are going straight?

The notion of straight is closely related to the notion of the main road, not to the actual layout of the road. Technically, you are going straight. But if the main road is curved (as it seems to be ...
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Riding in single line

This depends very much on the situation, and on local law. For example, suppose the road isn't wide enough that a car can safely pass a bike. In this case, it may be better to ride two-abreast ...
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Studies comparing motorway vs bike lane costs

You will find that studies from different regions will yield different ratios. A Dutch study will have taken place in the country with the highest cycling penetration and most extensive cycling ...
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Riding in single line

In general it depends on the road or trail, how wide it is, how straight or twisty, how visible the trail ahead is etc. On a wide trail without tight turns and plenty of forward visibility riding two-...
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How to cross major road 3 way intersection

I'd either ride on the road (rather than the bike path), or I'd get off the bike and walk it across. 50 mph is serious injury speed if you get hit.
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

I am from Italy, i.e. southern Europe, and in my city this practice is very common. So common that we have a whole bunch of what they call "cycling paths": narrow walking paths that are for ...
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Cycle lanes on the sidewalk

Do not drive like a steam locomotive, have the clear view of the complete path you need for stopping. When you pass a pedestrian, slow down. With these simple rules the shared or weakly labelled lanes ...
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Riding in single line

I assume you're referring to a pace line, where riders take turns on the front. You'd think a dual pace line is wider than a single paceline, but with a single there's almost always a rider ...
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How to indicate you are going straight?

If you are in a 'ride on the right' country, you are on the right of the road and can just cycle on, without indicating, as long as you give way to the pedestrians crossing. There are options ...
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