Ask The Advice Pedaler: Etiquette for the Conscientious Cyclist

Dear Advice Pedaler:
I'm excited to use the bike lanes that have sprung up in town over the last few years, but I can't shake the sense that I'm not quite as safe in them as I thought. The white line just doesn't seem like much protection!

Scared

Dear Scared:
Sadly, even when we cyclists eke out a bit of space for ourselves in this city, we may not rest assured that all is well. Many are surprised to find that even in the bike lane, we must ride as cautiously as ever. When the Advice Pedaler takes a bike lane, she is always careful to observe the following: