How should bicyclists ride on the road?
State law generally treats a bicycle as a vehicle with the same rights and duties as a car. State law states that a bicyclist can ride down the middle of the lane if the lane is narrower than 14 feet wide. This is not considered “impeding traffic” even on a road with only one lane in each direction. State law also allows bicyclists to ride 2 abreast in a single lane. Side by side bicyclists are considered to be impeding traffic if they take up 2 lanes on the roadway, but not if they take up a single lane that is narrower than 14 feet wide. Most roads have lanes that are narrower than 14 feet, but as our major roadways are widened to 6 lanes, we will provide an outside lane that is 14 feet wide so that bicycles can ride to the right according to State law. Motorists should always ensure that there is a 3-foot separation between their car and a bicyclist they are passing.

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1. Can an intersection be changed to allow 2 lanes to turn right?
2. How should bicyclists ride on the road?
3. Why are some roads marked as bike routes?
4. When will you raise (or lower) the speed limit? How are speed limits determined?
5. Can golf carts legally be driven on city streets?
6. When will the sidewalk be built between Point A and Point B?