Where should I ride my bicycle in a normal driving lane when a bike lane is not present?

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Bicyclists should stay to the right side of the roadway or curb to allow for faster vehicles to pass on the left. However there are exceptions:

  • When traveling at the speed of traffic
  • When passing other bicycles or vehicles
  • When turning left
  • When it’s unsafe, e.g. there’s debris or pedestrians in the road.
  • When the road is too narrow for a vehicle to safely pass you
  • When going straight and there’s a right turn lane.
  • When on a one-way street with two or more lanes. In that case, you can ride on on the left-hand side of the road.