Bike lanes & right turns


This can be a confusing subject for many new drivers but it is easier if you keep in mind a few basics:

  • It is illegal to change lanes across a solid white line, so keep this in mind before and after turning right.
  • Road signs can be helpful, watch for them! There will often be a sign indicating whether the lane is a bike-only lane or a shared lane.
  • Just because the pavement is painted green, doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to drive on it! This may merely indicate a shared  lane and it really means, “Hey you, you are driving in a shared lane, be aware and be nice to any bikes that you may encounter along the way.”
  • When turning right, legally you are required to turn generally from the right lane into the right lane (when applicable).





Thank you Eric L for the following video!



Passing and turning for bike lanes – DriveSmartBC

Right turns over cycle lanes – DriveSmartBC

Bicycle lanes – DriveSmartBC

Can you share the road with cyclists? – The safe driver blog