I ride San Francisco and Oakland on a daily basis, stay in the bike line 60-75% of the time, if sidewalks are clear I take them when I can. Car's hate me when I'm in the bike lane, pedestrians hate me on the sidewalk, I try to put my safety first. So just go with your gut and as @RedDog said, keep your head on a swivel, I ride like I drive. Always checking my blind spots, watching for pot holes, and watching two-three car lengths ahead of me. OWN THE BIKE LANE when you are in it. Don't be intimidated by cars, they can slow down, and ******* wait. You have the right away in the bike lane.
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RE: Riding in Traffic - Best Practices