. . . when you can be polite, and make a clear, concise and valid point, and get something done?
I have been riding through a certain intersection (located at 33.688448N, 117.832030W) for about two years now. I am traveling Southeastward through this intersection, and about 90% of the time catch it red, and have to stop.
The thing is, the overwhelming majority of cars approaching in the same direction of travel I am taking, turn right from the right lane. The lane is marked for through, or right turn. This has caused a problem for me, since I like to be to the left of right turning traffic. I usually stop between the far right lane, and the second lane. This is rarely a problem. In the two years I have been riding this route an average of at least four days a week, I have encountered cars going straight from this lane fewer than five times. On those occasions, I could tell they were not turning, so I would move out into the cross walk in front of them, and get over to the right as quickly as possible after the light changed. I have not had one go off on me yet.
I explained this situation a couple of weeks ago in an e-mail to the City of Irvine Traffic Engineering Dept. Yesterday I got a call from the engineer thanking me for the info. They did a traffic count at the intersection, and he was blown away by the numbers. They will be restriping the intersection, making the lane in question Right Turn Only.