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Old 10-10-13, 10:39 AM
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How to handle highway exit

I'd appreciate a bit of advice. I'm cycling from Vancouver to Richmond, British Columbia, for my morning commute.

I ride into this situation each morning, and I am unsure of the best way to handle it.

Here's the spot on google maps:

I'm cycling on the shoulder/bike-lane of Westminster Highway. At the exit to Hwy 99 south, I want to keep going straight. Cars are going pretty fast, and there are a lot of big trucks. I'm riding up hill, and towards the end of my commute, so I am not going very fast.

Should I ride along the left edge of the exit lane, attempting to leave sufficient room for exiting cars to pass on my right (the red path on the attached photo)? Should I stick to the shoulder, and try to zip across the exit lane at the last minute, when safe to do so (the yellow path on the photo)? Or some other option?

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