Right up there in the most frequently discussed cyclist politics topics is: “Where do you wait at the traffic light?”
As this is a serious matter I’ve given it plenty of consideration. In fact I’ve given it so much though that when I arrive at a traffic light I find myself stumbling in a sea of options. Eventually parking my two wobbly wheels probably where I shouldn’t be.
I’ve been through different turning points in my life on this issue. After cycle training I found myself acting like a car and positioning myself safely in the middle of a lane and waiting there for the light to turn green. Lately things have got sloppy. I now position myself as far forward as possible without running a red light. I guess technically I am running it as I’m positioned in-front of the light. However, I find that this forward position gives me the enjoyment of a few key seconds to move off before cars.
Where do you wait at a traffic light and why?
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