The downtown area of my city features lots of one-way streets. Speed limit is 25mph and the traffic is light to extremely light almost all the time.
The problem I run into constantly is, I'm riding down a one-way with lights timed for 25mph. Motorists have this constant desire to gun it to pass me and pull back into my lane just ahead of me so they can stop at the next light. I come rolling up just as the light turns green and the guy who just passed me is usually sitting at the light and taking several seconds after the light turns to start going again.
Do you swing around them in the next lane over so as not to completely lose your momentum? Or do you stop behind the guy who just passed you, wait for him to proceed three seconds after the light turns green and eventually have to wait at a red light because you fall farther and farther behind the timing of the lights at each intersection?
I know waiting behind is safer, but it sure is frustrating. What do you do?