I took the new bike lane down to the Strip for some groceries. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to exit the bike lane and get down to the shops. The lane ends at 16th street and it becomes one way so you can't continue. I think I may try to take the alley (Spring Way) or simply exit the bike lane earlier because what I tried this morning didn't work:
I signaled a left and waited for the oncoming cyclist to pass, but she, being courteous I suppose, slowed to allow me to turn and the officer manning the crosswalk made traffic stop for me. Wow. Well, I kindly refused her offer to Pittsburgh Left in front of her then I thanked the officer as well and went on my way only to discover that this was the road with cobblestones next to Wholey's. I hate cobblestones when I'm on a bike. You can see in the video how jarring those damned cobblestones are.
I'll avoid this turn in the future.
I found some bread for my bread baskets (AKA panniers).