I've just begun cycling again after sixteen years. I've been practicing in my neighborhood, and I do fairly well. I'd like to go farther, but that sometimes requires crossing major intersections. What's the best thing to do? Should I push the button on the crossing meter as if I'm a pedestrian?
I know there are some streets that have less traffic, but still it's crossing roads with four to five lanes that makes me a little hesitant.
I'd appreciate suggestions.