Originally Posted by Gummee!
I ride my bicycle in stopped traffic the same way I ride a MC. I'm either going up the side if there's enough room, or the middle if there's not. Typically there's more room in the middle than on the side of the road so that's where I end up.
Safer up the middle too. No one's going to try and turn right into a driveway without looking from the left lane.
So, as I've pointed out in other threads: riding bicycles and riding MCs are essentially the same thing.
Lest you think I'm going balls-out, I'm not. Even in CA I'd be making forward progress at 5-10mph faster than traffic. I had to keep an eye on my mirrors 'cause there were people sharing lanes faster than I wanted to go. Up to and including the CHP!
Wasn't criticizing or judging, just playing devils advocate, when we choose to step outside the "rules", a lot of folks won't view it favorably. Perspective.