Question John asked: Florida State Statute 316.2065 states that bicycles may ride 2 abreast in a single lane but they may not impede the traffic flow. This would mean that the bike the farthest out when traffic approaches from the …
Category: Lane Width & Sharing
The laws that apply to bicyclists relate to two lane widths, narrow and wide. A narrow lane is a substandard-width lane if a motor vehicle cannot travel safely side by side with a bicycle within the lane. In such circumstances a bicyclist need no keep right and may legally impede other traffic
In a wide lane, usually a minimum of 14 feet, bicyclists may not ride two abreast and must keep right to avoid impeding other traffic unless travelling at the same speed or greater than other traffic, passing, preparing for a left turn or avoiding any unsafe or potentially unsafe condition.
Question Chris asked: If there are two lanes for each direction of traffic and no bike lanes, may one or two bicycles use the right whole lane?
Question Susan asked: I am researching Sharrows to create a report on their efficacy for the Philadelphia streets department. The Department has asked us to create criteria and a publicity campaign. I noticed reference to your citing “state statutes and …
Question Daryl asked: Has the law always been stated to ride with the traffic?
Question Herman asked: The concept that has been discussed in the media. What I would like to know is, what exactly is the statue that covers this?
Question KC Asked: It seems clear to me that cyclists are not required to ride in an empty parking lane, but how is that defined in terms of as far right as practicable?