Despite the instructions from my big sister that I should do what the sign says, when I was out on my training ride, I couldn’t follow the posted instructions at this crosswalk because there were no flags in the containers below the sign.
Fortunately, I carry a signaling device of my own around. A few warning rounds down the road from that bad boy seemed to part traffic enough for me to cross.
This does bring up a valid safety point, however. Should I also be carrying my flare gun, which I usually reserve for real bike rides–I’m not talkin’ ’bout pleasure boatin’ or day sailin’. I’m talkin’ ’bout workin’ for a livin’. I’m talkin’ ’bout sharkin’!–for situations like this? Remember, I’m on my bike, so weight is a bit of a concern. Perhaps they make a carbon fiber flare gun?
[Bonus points: Name the building in the background.]