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California Central Coast, single file riding, and the 3 foot law

Remember way back in 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown vetoed California’s second attempt at a three foot passing law? That version of the bill included a provision allowing passing drivers to cross the double yellow line on substandard lane widths when it’s safe to do so, as demonstrated by the passing Nissan SUV in the read more »

“Bicycles must pull over” bill passes California legislature

California Assembly Bill 208 passed both the Senate and the Assembly and currently awaits a concurrence vote before heading to Governor Jerry Brown for his veto. The intent of this bill is to clarify the existing slow-moving vehicle law so that bicycles along with any other slow moving vehicle must pull over whenever five or read more »

Change petition for California 3 feet passing law

When California Assembly Member Steven Bradford originally authored the 3 foot bill that is now on the books as California Vehicle Code 21760, he included a provision to allow motorists to cross the double yellow line when passing cyclists.

3 foot sign designs from Caltrans

From California Traffic Control Device Committee member John Ciccarelli, who says these come from the Caltrans signage design staff. These aren’t the officially approved designs (yet) but will be similar to what will eventually appear in the California edition of the MUTCD, which should be published within the next few months. The sign committee chose read more »

Survey of three foot law signs

The California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC) approved a new 3 foot passing traffic sign at their meeting last week. The CTCDC adopts rules and regulations prescribing uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices — signs, lights, and pavement markings — in the state of California. The committee approved a design with read more »

3 foot law today and the yellow centerline

Note: Don’t forget – San Jose Bike Train rolls Wednesday morning, 8 AM from Diridon Station. California’s three foot passing law takes effect today. In spite of the predictions by a few dozen malcontents who predicted gridlock on California roads, nothing much happened. As of this writing, three bicycle crashes have been called into the read more »