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Old 07-15-16, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I've gone so far as to dismount & cross as a pedestrian waiting for proper traffic signals for pedestrians, etc. there's a bad intersection at the end of the Minuteman MUP in Arlington. just smarter /safer to get off at that point, especially when my 1/2-way turn-around coffee-shop destination is just after the intersection
I'd do it this way, if waiting at the bikeway for a clear shot at the left turn lane doesn't work. I'd rather be in the left turn lane. Failing that, cross with traffic and stop at the through lane on the cross street and wait for the light. Last resort, cross-walk to sidewalk as a pedestrian.
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