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Old 07-14-16, 11:00 PM
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Cyclists and truck drivers (happen to be both) have to play the game a few moves deeper than car drivers. You can't wait for the last minute to get over to the lane you need, you often have to move over much sooner than you would in a car since you can't rely on gaps to form at the proper time (and almost no one wants to let a bike or a truck go in front of them, so you need a gap). If that's too much trouble, then you can always to the pedestrian-left, but that means you're in/near the intersection more than double the time, which is double the exposure to the most dangerous place to be in urban riding.
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