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Originally Posted by L134 View Post
If traffic is heavy or uncomfortably fast, I might ride straight through the light on the right or in the right lane to get through the intersection and then stop and line up on the cross street to go through the intersection when that light turns green. Depending on how the lights are timed, it might even be faster.
I'll do that on occasion. It is easy enough to hop the rear end of the bike over and be pointed in the right direction for the next light.

I do have one left turn on a T intersection without a convenient crossing light. I try to plan ahead and pull over into the left lane when traffic is clear... or at times even the left sidewalk (divided/one-way bridge).

If I completely miss it, I'll just pull off to the right, wait for the traffic to clear, then proceed on my way.
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