My ride into work takes me down Hwy 2 and I make a left turn at Holland. Every single time and I mean...every...single...time...I wait in the left turn lane, the left arrow turns green before the north-south lights do. I've always felt it was the most bike-friendly light in the city.
This morning I'm waiting at the light and I have allowed my mind to wander. The light turns green and I make a left turn right across the path of the oncoming northbound traffic who also just started to go. I exchange "What the heck are you doing?" looks with the drivers who are slamming on the brakes. I get through the intersection, glance back, and to my chagrin see that the left turn signal arrow is red and the north-south lanes are green.
So...yeah...you just can't count on anything these days.
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