Uno Lane or Dos Lanes?

In Irving, I ride west on Cimmaron Trail on many evenings, especially on my way back from work. I always find a car or two parked on right lane in the evenings. So, I figured it was a parking lane. But then, I have also been passed on the right by some drivers, recently.

While I find these drivers' irritating, I also have been wondering if there is more than one official lane on Cimmaron, heading west. If that mythical second lane was a parking lane, can you use it pass someone? I drive on this street but when I do, I have always limited myself to the inner lane. Hmmm...I don't know...
What do you guys think?

Peace :)

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  1. On this type of road, I'd adapt to whatever conditions are present. When no cars are present, I'd treat that space as shareable and ride about the center of lane 2. If I saw a parked car ahead, I'd merge a few feet into lane 1 to pass it. If there are continuous, intermittent parked cars, I treat lane 1 as a traffic lane and lane 2 as a parking lane.

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  2. I say not a lane, but ride it like it was a lane; i.e., ride about 3/4 of the way out from the curb to the black line. Close enough to the curb so a car can't pass on your right, and ride it like a "bike boulevard". When you come up on parked cars, take the (left) lane if necessary to maintain safety.

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  3. Keri and Doohickie,
    Thanks for your suggestions!
    Peace :)

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