Anyone know the legal/approval background for the "advisory bike lanes" illustrated by SDOT?
"When you drive: To safely meet an oncoming motorist you are allowed to merge into the bike lane. However, you must first yield to bicyclists "
But what's the legal basis for that? It's marked with a sharrow, which tells motorists that it's a shared lane that they're always allowed to drive in.
Whatever SDOT paints on the road, whatever experiments FHWA approves, the binding rules of the road come from legislation, RCW and SMC... where does code support these "advisory" bike lanes? What tells motorists that they're not just supposed to use one of these lanes the way it's marked, as a shared travel lane?