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Category: Laws

Is It Legal to Wear Headphones When Riding Your Bicycle?

Posted on December 2, 2021 in Blog,Laws,Safety

When you head out for a jog it is common to throw on a pair of ear buds or headphones and hook them up to a mobile device to listen to music, phone calls, or other things. Some companies, such as Apple, even have devices and cases designed to use when participating in sports. Nike…

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Can I Ride My Bicycle on the Sidewalk if I do Not Feel Safe on the Road?

Posted on October 19, 2021 in Blog,Laws

Statistics from the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan show that in 2018, there were 178 fatal bicycle crashes, and 1,064 serious bicycle crash injuries in California. With these statistics, it is no wonder that many bicyclists feel unsafe while riding on the street and opt to ride on the sidewalk instead, thinking that it will…

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A.B. 122 – Bicycle Safety Stop Bill

Posted on August 16, 2021 in Bicycle News,Blog,Laws,Safety

By Michael Stephenson A.B. 122 – a bill which has passed the California assembly and may soon be voted on in the California Senate – would legalize the so-called California roll or California stop. The Senate Committee on Transportation Digest on the bill reads: “This bill  permits a person riding  a bicycle approaching a stop sign…

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When Cyclists Break the Law, It’s Usually to Keep Themselves Safe

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Blog,Laws

  One of the most common complaints that we all hear from drivers, officials, and policymakers about cyclists is that cyclists break the law all the time. Of course, as cyclists we tend to refute these claims. Surprisingly, there is very little data about why and how often cyclists break the law. So what ends…

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Do You Know These San Francisco Bike Lane Laws?

Posted on January 5, 2017 in Blog,Laws

  San Francisco is one of the most progressive cities in America when it comes to creating infrastructure that supports cyclists. We are lucky to have many options for safe cycling throughout the city, but do you know all the rules of the road that make these options function? San Francisco bike lane laws are…

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