One of the amazing things about cycling, I think, it ‘s flexibility. There aren’t many modes of transportation that let you transition from operating a vehicle to being a pedestrian almost seamlessly. With this flexibility, it’s important to remember that automotive transportation is NOT flexible. It’s awkward, cumbersome, and clumsy.
To navigate safely with automotive traffic, it’s helpful to behave as they do per the Highway Traffic Act. Doing so makes you predictable, and reduces unnecessary risk on the street. And don’t forget to take advantage of transitioning to “pedestrian mode”, where possible, if traffic gets a little to thick for your liking.