Admit it. There are times when the bike lane is your refuge.
Would you use the bike lane on Highway 101? The speed limit is 65 mph, two lanes in each direction in these photos, and 3 lanes in some spots where the bike lane exists.
Would you ride further to the right than the bike lane in the first picture? Lots of people do.
Would you ride in the right turn lane in the second picture? I certainly would, all the way to the right of it.
What do you think of picture 3? Can you honestly say you would not feel safer in the bike lane?
Would you try Powerweave/DLLP/Peek-a-boo on the 101?
Here's a satillite image.
Here are some pictures.