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Bicycle Highway 17?

Riding a bicycle on California Route 17 over the Santa Cruz Mountains is legal between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, but in no way do I recommend trying to share the road on this highway. You’re sharing the road with very heavy high speed traffic which is often moving well beyond the 50 mph speed read more »

Work zone bicycle considerations

Here are selections from Part 6 on “Temporary Traffic Control Devices” in the 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which describes the “cone zone” signs, pavement markings, barriers and other “traffic control devices” used in road construction zones.

California bicycle legislation update Spring 2015

There are currently nearly 40 bills pending in the California Assembly related to bicycles and related transportation issues. Here are some important recent updates.

Bicycle light maximum brightness?

I saw this question on a local bicycle discussion list: Is there a legal limit to how bright a bicycle light can be in the Bay Area measured in lumens?

Legislation: Bicycle-specific turnout law for California?

Some of you who studied for your driving license test might know about CVC 21656 in California. This is the law that requires the operators of slow-moving vehicles — including bicyclists — to pull over when five or more other vehicles pile up behind you. Because one law that already addresses the issue isn’t enough, read more »

Silicon Valley BPAC update, and I-40 bicycle access

Happy Monday after my four day blogging hiatus. This 50 year old bridge over Calabasas Creek for Old Mountain View Alviso Road forms the boundary between the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, California. More about this bridge below the photo.