Nina Liggett6 months ago
I echo take the lane. The first time someone gave me permission to take the lane accelerated my confidence ten-fold.
Have a bell. People may not always be able to hear it in their car with the stereo up, but I find it gets the attention of free-wielding taxi drivers, drivers exiting their cars and pedestrians standing in a bike lane.
Know your route. If you have confidence in where you are going, you will have more confidence on the ride there.