A bike rider is typically presented with several options including the actual road that motor vehicles use, sidewalks, one way roads, roads with bike lanes, roads without bike lanes but with shoulders.  So what are you required to select and what is optional. First, the law requires that when driving on two-way roadways, the bicyclist…

The law requires that you ride in the bicycle lane or if there is no bike lane, as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway .   There are a few exceptions, including where reasonably necessary to avoid any condition or potential conflict, including, but not limited to, a fixed…

YES.   However, sidewalks are also typically shared with pedestrians, skate boarders, parents with baby strollers.  The bicyclist has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.     A bicyclist must yield the right of way to any pedestrian and give an audible signal before overtaking and passing the pedestrian-so use…

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