This thread is about techniques/challenges/equipment for sucessfully and safely negotiating left merges in moderately busy and fast traffic at night with low level of streetlights.
Challeges (vs. daylight conditions) include:
-Distance, speed and decelleration perception of fsdt more difficult
-Lateral movement of vehicles harder to discern
-No visibility of driver inside vehicle
-Driver can not see arm signals or cyclist turning head to look back until very (most often too) close when cyclist is illuminated by headlights
-Equipment may include reflective or illuminated gloves and/or arm sleeves/striping