It seems as if the MVA has failed to keep up with the never-ending reproduction of the bike lane.
A driver intending to make a right turn
at this intersection must:
Driving on laned roadway |
151 A driver who is driving a vehicle on a laned roadway
(e) when approaching an intersection intending to turn right must drive the vehicle in the lane nearest to the right hand side of the roadway,
The MVA is pretty clear: Lane nearest to the right hand side of the roadway
In this case, the Lane nearest to the right hand side of the roadway
is a bike lane. A motor vehicle isn't permitted in this lane, doesn't fit in this lane and has nowhere to enter this lane.
Question 1) Is the right turn here even legal or would it violate 151 (e)?
Question 2) Car and cyclist approach the line marking the start of the intersection at the same time while facing a green light. Cyclist intends to proceed straight, car driver intends to turn right. Who has the right of way? Logic sould suggest that the vehicle travelling straight through has the right of way and thus the car would yield to the bicycle before turning. However, the MVA doesn't have a section dealing with "Passing on the right where the vehicle being passed is turning right"
Since there's no section of broken line separating the bicycle lane and car lane, where is it permissible for the bicycle to leave the bike lane should the bicycle rider indend to make a left turn at the upcoming intersection?