Bike lane rules for cyclists
Unfortunately, letter-writer Matt Whitfield’s missive (NOW, May 31June 6) urging drivers to respect bike lanes stated that bike lanes aren’t “turning lanes” for cars. In fact, if the bike lane line is dashed, cars may indeed merge into the bike lane to make a right turn, forcing bikes to pass in safety to the left of the turning car.
Although this best practice would save many lives (i.e.: the recent death at Dundas and Jones), it’s sadly not well known or followed by drivers and cyclists. Morty Fine