How do I make a left turn at an intersection?
Depending on the volume of traffic and the level of cycling skill and experience, a bicyclist may choose to:
  • Turn like a motorist: signal, look for a safe opening, move to the left side of the lane or into a left turn lane and execute a left turn, as would other vehicular traffic.
  • Ride to the far corner, reposition on the crossing street and proceed when they have the right of way.
  • Cross like a pedestrian: dismount bicycle, utilize a pedestrian signal (if available), walk across the road when it is safe, then remount and proceed.

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1. Is it legal for bicyclists to ride on Texas roadways?
2. Who has the right of way, a bicyclist or a pedestrian?
3. Do I have to wear a helmet?
4. Isn't riding on the road unsafe?
5. Where should I position myself when bicycling on the roadway?
6. How do I make a left turn at an intersection?
7. Can I ride on the sidewalk?
8. Are there rules for bicycling on McKinney's Hike and Bike Trails?
9. What are some guidelines for a safer bicycle ride?
10. What do pavement markings with a bike and two chevrons/arrows mean?
11. Do these markings really have an effect on driver and cyclist behavior?
12. On some streets, cyclists riding over this marking will take the entire lane. Aren't they supposed to move to the right?
13. Do shared lane markings or "sharrows" mean these lanes are only for bikes?
14. So if shared lane markings or "sharrows" are not present, then it's not a shared lane and bicyclists aren't supposed to be there?
15. Are these markings going to be on every street that does not have a bike lane?
16. I've never seen these markings before. Why are they being used now?