I was riding west on 26th Ave SW this morning. I wanted to turn left (north) onto 29th St,
so I changed to the left lane and stopped at the light. When the light went green,
one car going east went through the intersection and the next pulled up to turn left.
I got ready to go, but I saw a car approaching, without a signal. There is an eastbound bike
lane so I thought they will either turn right, or wait behind the other car. But something told me he was going straight, so I waited and sure enough, he passed the car waiting to turn, on the right. If I had gone I could have been creamed. I went through after that.
Question: I know that cars are allowed to move into the bike lane near intersections (dashed lines) if they are turning right, but what if they are going straight through? It seems to me that should not be allowed, but I am not sure.