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View Poll Results: Do you ever use right turn lanes for through travel?

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  • Never.

    16 45.71%
  • Only in certain high speed/high volume/long empty turn lane conditions

    11 31.43%
  • Regularly, but usually not.

    1 2.86%
  • About half the time.

    2 5.71%
  • Usually/habitually/More often than not.

    0 0%
  • Almost always.

    1 2.86%
  • Other.

    4 11.43%
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    I use the right lane a lot, but like Lem says, I split the lane and ride the paint. But there are some circumstances where I ride to the right of the right turn lane, such as on Highway 101 where people are going 65 or faster (or slower if traffic is backed up) and driving like maniacs.
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    "Right lane must turn right. Public busses and bikes exempt."

    'Nuf said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
    Where would you people ride on a road with "RTO except buses and bikes" lanes? that continues thru the intersection?
    Assuming a particular road design, I would ride on the left side of the lane. A bus coming through would have to wait until the other side of the intersection if the lane is wide enough to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    "Right lane must turn right. Public busses and bikes exempt."

    'Nuf said.
    Bek mentioned this design in my "pulled over" thread and I've been meaning to ask how these designs are striped. There's one right turn only lane in my area that is striped where the bike lane would have continued and a sign is posted "begin right turn lane, yield to bikes." The striping looks just like a regular right turn lane so unless someone actually reads every sign around, they can't tell this right turn lane from any other. Cross and oncoming traffic certainly don't know any better either. I would think that if you striped it to look like an actual lane (dashed lane striping) it would often get misused (per it's signed intent) although I think it would be a better design when considering traffic as a whole (not just same direction traffic). I've posted my thoughts on this design before but I don't believe I specifically addressed the lane striping. Does anyone have pictures of right turn only/bike/bus lanes that show how it has been done successfully in the poster's opinion? Preferably the pictures would show the roadway well before and after the intersection.

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    ..I'll go get you some photos in a couple of weeks. the RTO except bus and bike lane is remarkably clear of traffic, except right turners, buses and bikes. even when traffic is crawling along.
    "Evidence, anecdote and methodology all support planning for roadway bike traffic."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
    ..I'll go get you some photos in a couple of weeks. the RTO except bus and bike lane is remarkably clear of traffic, except right turners, buses and bikes. even when traffic is crawling along.
    Thanks!

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    I'm not religious about it.
    No worries

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