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Old 09-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Location: IL
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I don't really understand why in that pic it shows the bicycle. Don't bikes inherently have the right to ride on any road? It appears it is a reminder that bikes are one this road, but I'm not sure...
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:58 PM
Location: Seattle, WA
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Originally Posted by Patricius Maximus View Post
I would apply the "slower traffic keep right" principle; assuming free flow of traffic is the objective*...

*Which should be the obvious and overt mission of every DOT for roads, but is currently very dubious considering the political establishment do nothing and care nothing about rotting roads and infinitely-expanding backlogs of cars that are strangling the economy, jeopardizing public health, and undermining family and home life.
I agree completely with "slower traffic keep right" except that sometimes you do have to make left turns--even on a bike. However bikes have the same responsibility as cars do to signal (left arm out) and only get over when there is space to do so (and don't pass someone in front of you who is also turning left).

DOT is Department of Transportation. Walking and biking are transportation and are common in dense cities and in residential neighbourhoods. The foremost mission of the DOT is the safety of all people involved in transportation--not just cars. Speed is secondary to safety.
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