It's just not all together that safe.
A door could open, a car could make a right turn, a bicyclist could slip...
sure if we only used it when cars we're "stalled out," it may work to help traffic. However, if they legalized that it would quickly get out of hand to where motorcyclist would just use them too often.
In AZ motorcycle police do use the bicycle lanes though. Pisses me off, but nothing anyone can do about it. I confronted them once about it, and they gave me a load about how they can break minor rules to enforce justice/law... Funny how they had just pulled into a sandwich shop.
That being said, I do use bicycle lanes as a right turn lane if there is bogged down traffic. Cops have seen me do so, and have yet to say anything or stop me.
Last edited by amir_zwara; 08-17-2010 at 02:11 PM.