Riding more on the street now that my normal bike path is closed for maintenance. I’m lucky that we have excellent bike lanes in my area.
What is the preferred method of taking a single or double left turn at a light onto a street with a bike lane?
What seems natural to me is to be on the right-most part of the outside lane, and move all the way up to the front of the line. When we get the green left arrow I can follow the left turn and end up in the bike lane. However, this may technically be lane splitting, since I’m basically on the lane line with enough room to have a turning car on my left and a going straight car on my right. This seems to be safer, though, than taking up one of the entire turn lanes because; 1) everybody at the intersection sees me and knows what my intentions are, and 2) none of the turning cars want to kill me for making them miss the turn arrow.
Thoughts…? How do most people handle left turns at a light on four lane streets?