Last weekend, three of us were at the end of a 52 mile bike ride that began at Wicks Pizza in New Albany. On the way back, we went down Spring and used the new bike lanes.
And then...some idiot lady passed us and turned right immediately after passing us. In other words, she turned right in front of us as we were traveling at a good speed. Just like we were not even there. Fortunately we all maneuvered our way through it all, not hitting her or each other or any other cars in the lanes.
We then decided to go on the other side, thinking maybe less people would be turning from that direction.
I never feel safe in bike lanes. I think they make drivers and pedestrians LESS aware of bikers than if we just take the lane. I don't like them.
What are your experiences?