Bicycle Riding Laws
During rush hour this morning (8:30) I was driving toward downtown on Anacapa Street. Both one-way lanes were filled with traffic. A bicyclist was also riding in the same direction.
With no bike lane available, the cyclist was riding in the right traffic lane close to parked cars. Cars were then forced to slow behind the bicyclist and merge into the left lane to go around the bicyclist, creating a small traffic jam.
Forum question: Since a bike lane exists in the same direction of travel (State St.) should bicyclists be obligated to use streets where a bike lane is available in their direction of travel?