Bike Lanes – A Little Extra Information

Bike Lanes — So, Where are Drivers Supposed to Turn From?

The State Police Uniform Traffic Code prohibits parking in a marked bicycle lane, except where parking is permitted by official signs. Furthermore, it states, “a person shall not operate a vehicle on or across a bicycle lane, except to enter or leave adjacent property,” meaning that drivers are to make turns from the travel lane and not use the bike lane as a deceleration lane.

While buffered bike lanes are new, and will undoubtedly take a bit of adjustment for drivers and bicyclists alike, LMB reminds drivers that the 6-foot buffer is actually part of the bike lane and not the automobile lane. Motorists should always make right turns from the automobile travel lane, not from…

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