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Cycling Outside Waterloo Region
#11
Had a great day biking in Copenhagen!

https://twitter.com/canardiain/status/88...0201902080

I had looked up some info beforehand, and I'm glad I did: hand signals are different here, and so is turning left (significantly!).

Riding in rush-hour bike traffic was an experience I'll never forget - I had a massive grin on my face.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#12
(07-11-2017, 08:45 AM)Canard Wrote: Had a great day biking in Copenhagen!

https://twitter.com/canardiain/status/88...0201902080

I had looked up some info beforehand, and I'm glad I did: hand signals are different here, and so is turning left (significantly!).

Riding in rush-hour bike traffic was an experience I'll never forget - I had a massive grin on my face.

Yeah, there's some weird waving thing with the arm?

You can also experience rush-hour bike traffic in Montreal. I've been at stop lights with a crowd of 10 bicycles!
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#13
Left arm out to turn left, right arm out to turn right!
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#14
I've been in Copenhagen, but I never noticed a difference with the hand signals (mainly because I was walking everywhere).
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#15
(07-11-2017, 10:36 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Left arm out to turn left, right arm out to turn right!

This is no different from here, except that many cyclists instead do that hand signal which is designed for car drivers who cannot reach their right window, but I always do hand gesture pointing where I'm going, you know, the one that naturally makes sense.
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#16
(07-11-2017, 10:36 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Left arm out to turn left, right arm out to turn right!

Yep! But Stop is up, instead of down!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Looking forward to going for a bike ride in København tomorrow with <a href="https://twitter.com/Donkey_Republic">@Donkey_Republic</a>! I didn't realize hand signals were different here. <a href="https://t.co/GQxussXRWp">pic.twitter.com/GQxussXRWp</a></p>&mdash; Iain Hendry (@Canardiain) <a href="https://twitter.com/Canardiain/status/884139316330496000">July 9, 2017</a></blockquote>

I'm glad I looked this up before riding.

Left turns are also very, very different.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#17
How are left turns different?
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#18
It appears that left turn is the same, right turn is the same, stop is different.
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#19
No, I mean physically turning left is different. The signal is the same!

You're not supposed to (illegal) use the car lane to turn left. You proceed through straight, signal a stop on the far side, and cup in behind those waiting perpendicular to you.

Just finished up a ride in Göteburg! Amazing bike infra here, too.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#20
(07-12-2017, 04:37 AM)Canard Wrote:
(07-11-2017, 10:36 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Left arm out to turn left, right arm out to turn right!

Yep!  But Stop is up, instead of down!

Do people actually signal stop?  I don't remember doing that at all from when I was growing up on that side of the pond ...
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