Right, so, with the weather cooling down, I've finally taken to commuting on a regular basis. It's friggin' awesome, even if I'm coming to loathe the hills around here due to just being on a simple single-speed beach cruiser. But hey, that's life.
Here's the issue: I live in a suburby cul-de-sac. My job is surrounded on two sides by major streets(the ones I can come down), and on the third by the local highway. Given this, my best option is to go down one of the streets that can get me right there.
The issue is, my little complex opens up onto this major street from the "wrong" side. That is, I need to make a left turn to get into traffic. And it's a four-lane major street, too. As you can imagine, this is more than a little harrowing and I'm not much a fan. Given the fact that there's a stop sign on my end, but not on the end of the major traffic, how would you fine folks suggest I handle this with a minimum of ill will from people?(Oh, and what people do you need to talk to if you think some stop signs are seriously necessary? Is that a city government kinda thing?)
Thanks in advance.