I'm sure this has been talked about 20,000 times, but I'm curious.
I'm in the market for a new bike and I will be commuting to work 3 days a week. One of the roads is very busy and there is a nice paved path right next to the road. (It's basically a mini road for bikes) Every morning while I drive in my car there is always bikes in the middle of the right lane holding up traffic and adding extra time to peoples commute since they will not move out of the center of the lane.
Although I support people who ride bikes for their primary mode of transportation and I will be riding very soon as well... I find it very frustrating they are not using the bike path created for this exact purpose. The worst situation is when there is only one cyclist taking up an entire lane!
Do you think cyclist should take a paved path dedicated for them, or take up an entire lane during rush hour traffic? Even if there wasn't a paved path, do you think one - four cyclist should take an entire lane rather than riding as close as they can to the curb?