human909 wrote:I'm confused why having cars pass cyclists in marked lanes on the left is terrible infrastructure. Is it innately more dangerous than cars passing cyclist on the right?
I agree with you Human. When I used to ride a bike to work going straight ahead at controlled intersections were moments of anxiety, especially as I was having to give some attention to clipping the cleats. I'd much rather have the cars turn left from my left side.
Maybe the post was concerned about the distance, but that's just a function of the limited road space. And that is always going to be problematic where we are retrofitting the roads to accommodation bikes. The infrastructure is good, just not perfect - perfect would be total separation of peds from cycles and cycles from cars.