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“How Far to the Right?”

This is by far the question I am most frequently asked when giving presentations to cyclists.

Ride on the right, but not so far that you might hit the curb. You could lose your balance and fall into traffic. Do not ride too far to the right:

– When avoiding parked vehicles or road hazards.
– When a traffic lane is too narrow for a bicycle and vehicle to travel safely side by side.
– When making a left turn so that vehicles going straight do not collide into you.
– To avoid conflicts with right-turning vehicles.