We drive on the left.
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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Sure, it makes my ride about 3km longer, but the relative lack of traffic lights allows me to get through it just as quickly.
I feel the same. I would rather ride further with no traffic, than less distance with more traffic. I don't ride to work very often but when I do I take a 40km detour that has straight roads and very little traffic, instead of the direct route which is 16km of banked up, buses, cars, trucks, etc (you know what I mean). The direct route even has a bike lane but cars tend to use the bike lane as "looking room" when pulling onto main roads, they stop after entering most of the way into the bike lane.
It does take longer, ~1hr15 but it's a great way to start the day.
Now that daylight saving has ended I will be riding to work more in the mornings, it's just too dark to ride for any length after work, especially living in the Adelaide hills.