Inspired by mechBgon's thread, I offer my own daytime, static-lane positioned photos.
Here I am riding my bike in a typical bike lane. Probably about half of all motorists moved over at least as far as this person did:
Of those who did not move over, I couldn't seem to work up much alarm over it. Someone please tell me why I should be afraid.
The purpose of my bike ride was to go get some batteries. I loaded up my water and set off to the shopping center about 10 miles away. Naturally, I used the excellent bicycle facilities in my community. Here's a picture of the Obern trail. Note the solar-powered light and the sign indicating the name of my route and the number of miles to several points ahead. Bike paths are NOT a menace to cycling and they ARE very effective means of bicycle transportation.
Another feature of adequate bike facilities is the ease of crossing the freeway they provide. I would much rather cross the freeway like this--under it--than over one of these hellish overpasses you see in many places. Take note also that it's really hard to get run over by a car under these circumstances. And the hoards of other users? What other users? Sunday afternoon on a perfect sunny day and I'm not experiencing any congestion on the bike path.
What's so special about this traffic signal? Well, here I am, right biased and all alone and right after I took this picture the signal changed just for me.
I'm still finding it really difficult to get all worked up about my supposed invisibility waaay way over here in the bike lane. Who knows why all these people keep passing me like this guy? Maybe they see me or maybe there's debris in their lane. Who really knows?
Here's the trailer park near where the 12 year old boy was killed riding his bike to school. Note the deterioration of the bike lane here, with all these cars parked on the side of the road. Some of them have their rear ends halfway into the bike lane. It is not bike lanes that are evil it is bad bike lanes that are evil and right here the bike lane is bad.
Here's the memorial to Jake, the 12 year old boy. Note the bad bike lane conditions. He would have had to be left-biased in the bike lane or completely outside it.
Here's the view from trike height. If the photo would have been better you might see how much dirt is in his wheel wells. Anyway, despite this being a rather narrow, busy street it still has a bike lane and people are still trying to ride as far away from me as they can.
What does any of this prove? Maybe nothing. Maybe it simply provides some evidence that people can see you in the bike lane.
For daytime visibility, I have a reflective triangle on the back and an orange flag and wear a lime high-vis vest. Perhaps my pictures prove that daytime visibility gear does a good job of making cyclists visible in the day time.
Perhaps motorists only pull out farther for me than for most of you because my bike is so unusual. I also carve a wider profile from straight on than upright bikes. But I'm much lower, too. So maybe my pictures are just evidence that being unusual helps provide visibility. In any case, I certainly wasn't invisible in my static, right-biased position.
I hope that I've provided some visual evidence to refute some of the theoretical nonsense bandied about around here.