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Right Turns Again

Question J Lewis asked: Today I (a cyclist) was stopped at a red light while in a bike lane, and I was honked at and harassed by a person in a vehicle behind me. I presume they were trying to

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Sharrows and BMUFL Signs

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

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Work Zones

Question Hank asked:  Here on Key Biscayne we have a recent development that’s highly problematic for cyclists.  One of the bridges on the Rickenbacker Causeway, the main artery linking Key Biscayne with the mainland, needs serious repairs. This is a

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Rude Bicyclist or Rude Motorist?

Question C asked:  Today it was raining as I was driving down University Blvd in Orlando. The speed limit was 45 miles per hour. Directly in front of me in the middle of the lane was a bicyclist riding at

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Two Abreast Impeding Traffic

Question Michael asked:  I recently received a ticket for riding two abreast and impeding traffic on A1A.  The traffic lane is 10′ 2″ with a 3 ft paved shoulder.  I want to contest the ticket based on the 316.2065 substandard

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Rights of Cycling Groups

Question David also asked: Yesterday (Sunday, April 1) on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami, a police officer was getting all upset about a group of about 50 – 100 cyclists taking up a whole lane of the road. He was

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Normal Speed of Traffic

Question Herman also asked: Does the following apply even if the person riding a bicycle is the only traffic on the road? s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations (5)(a) …. Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at less than

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Wide Vehicles – Narrow Lanes

Question NE2 asked:  Why is 14 feet the accepted minimum for a “substandard-width” lane.  Florida Statute 316.515(1) says that a vehicle may be 102 inches (8.5 feet) wide, not including safety devices (e.g. mirrors). I don’t know how far mirrors

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No Bike Lanes

Question Tom asked:  The city is finally repaving a very busy street and city officials have told me they want to discourage bike use on this street. They won’t consider bike lanes because of the streets narrow width and won’t

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Bicycles Impeding Traffic

Question John asked:  Recently my friend and I were stopped for impeding traffic on a road way of less than 14 feet. I looked up the law on your site which states on roadways less then 14 ft, the vehicle

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