Q&A - Right Turns From Wide Curb Lanes
My question relates to right turns. In the City of Vancouver there are a number of intersections where the roadway is of sufficient width for three lanes each way but are only striped for 2. The right lane is therefore double the width of the left lane, and generally is used to accommodate parking and bus stops. Main Street at 41st Avenue southbound is a good example.
Frequently cars wishing to turn right will pass cars lined up in the right lane (but are at the left edge of the lane). This seems to me like it is an illegal pass on the right. What is also confusing is that it seems to me that a cyclist could use the same space and proceed right or straight through, from my reading of the relevant Motor Vehicle Act sections. I would appreciate your feedback.