Not sure if this is the appropriate forum but since it is a California question, I'm posting it here.
It has been my understanding (as well as others I know) that at a T intersection where the bike lane does not have a white line crossing it, you do not have to stop. If there IS a white line crossing the bike lane, you DO have to stop. A friend of one of my teammates told her that cyclists are required to stop either way.
What is the law? She looked on DMV and could not find reference to this particular situation. Anyone know what is the correct way to handle?
I have chosen to stop our group at these Red Lights in interest of demonstrating good etiquette but my teammates have reacted as if doing so is not required. If I'm alone, I would be more likely to go thru but when I'm leading our team ride and I tend to be more cautious and if I'm going to err, I'd rather err on the side of safety.