I ride regularly along Nepean Highway, and then I go down Queens Road and then on to Lakeside Drive to get to work in the CBD. Four out of five days a week, the traffic is banked back (on Lakeside Drive) to where Queens Road intersects with it. I just go down the bicycle lane to avoid the traffic. Yes, I'm aware it is illegal, but I still do it anyway (like filtering at traffic lights). If a bicycle is in the lane ahead, I slow down and move back into traffic and then jump back into the lane once I've passed. For the first time in my two years of riding, the other day a push bike rider got really pis*ed at me for using the bike lane and yelled out "OI, MATE, THIS IS A BIKE LANE!!!", I just rode off and he tried catching up to me (not a chance), in order to give me a lecture I'm guessing. I just wanted to know if any other Netrider members use bike lanes to their advantage where possible if the traffic is banked up?