I live out of town....and I never take my bikes into traffic anymore, I quit that years ago. The only traffic I ever see is the occasional car out in the sierra's on my sportbikes, or the fairly regular deer on my ds in the dirt.
Traffic and bikes aren't meant to play well together
When I go into battle, I take 4 wheels and a cage around me like everybody else
I've never been one to bring a knife to a gunfight