The answer varies based on the circumstances, most of which can be ascertained by answering these four simple questions.Boeing said:Here is a question
where exactly should we stop on the right at a signal? on the curb? in the bike lane? in the road before the cross walk lines? In the cross walk lines in front of them?
I have the most problems with drivers in this context.
Is your destination straight, right or left?
What destinations does your lane serve?
Is there a dedicated right and/or left turn lane?
Is the lane wide enough to be safely shared?
Where you should stop in a lane depends on your answer to all of the above.
Assuming the answers are:
Is your destination straight, right or left? STRAIGHT
What destinations does your lane serve? ALL
Is there a dedicated right and/or left turn lane? NO
Is the lane wide enough to be safely shared side-by-side by a bike and car? YES
I would stop near the LEFT side of the lane, leaving room for right turners to turn on my right.
Changing only the answer to the last question from YES to NO,
Is the lane wide enough to be safely shared? NO
my position would be: MIDDLE of the lane.
If there is a dedicated right turn lane, my lane is only for straight traffic, and is wide enough to be shared, yeah, I would probably stop on the right side of the lane. If my lane is straight-or-right, I would still stop near the middle or left side, depending on whether it is wide enough to be shared.
But the key is to think of all the issues raised by the above four questions, and position yourself accordingly.
A useful and quick rule of thumb to consolidate all this is: If I was on a motorcycle where would I position myself? Then, possibly modify that answer if the lane is wide enough to be safely shared.