Question about HOV/bike lanes, dotted lines, turning and merging.

 

The question is specifically regarding the intersection at McDonald and West King Edward. Travelling south on McDonald, and turning right onto King Edward, one has to cross over the HOV/bike lane. Should you immediately cross over the dotted lines before the line turns solid, which would mean essentially turning into the left lane. Or should one turn directly into the HOV/bike lane and then travel a short distance and then change lanes when the dotted lines reappear?

 

Turning Right when there’s an HOV Lane

 

In this situation, simply turn into the lane you will actually be driving in.

At this particular intersection, it seems to be a very short HOV lane with the sole purpose of facilitating the bus stopping at the  bus stop.

 

ICBC Drive Smart Manual 

 

 

 

 

Reference

DriveSmartBC – Using HOV Lanes