Sec. 10-47. Method of Riding.

 

Sec. 10-47. Method of riding.
 
Every person riding a bicycle or moped on any street shall keep as close as practicable to the right-hand side of the roadway, except under any of the following circumstances:
 
1. when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction;
 
2. when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway; and
 
3. when reasonably necessary to avoid conditions including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right curb or edge.
 
For purposes of this section, a "substandard width lane" is a lane too narrow for a bicycle or moped and another vehicle to pass safely side by side within the lane.
 
Persons riding bicycles on a street shall not ride two or more abreast except on paths or parts of streets set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. Mopeds shall not ride on paths or parts of streets set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. Persons riding mopeds on a street shall not ride two or more abreast. (Code 1959, § 5.1-20; Ord. No. O-95-088, 4-25-95; Ord. No. O-00-008, 01-11-00, eff. 01-01-00)
 
Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM