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Class I Bike Path

Road Rules for Bicyclists
Your rights and responsibilities are the same as for drivers. If tra c moves faster than you, keep to the right, except when:
Passing another bicycle or vehicle. Preparing for a left turn. Avoiding safety hazards on the right. On a one–way street, riding on the left is OK. You may ride on the shoulder. Ride on the right.

(Physically separate from automobile tra c) (Painted lane on street marked by signs) (On street, marked by signs)

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Be able to keep one hand on the handlebars when carrying things.
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Do not park your bike on its side on a sidewalk or pedestrian pathway. It is illegal to ride while intoxicated or high. It is against the law to cover both ears with earplugs or headsets.
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Do not hitch rides on vehicles.
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Do not ride on freeways where signs prohibit it. All bicyclists under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet.

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You must have a permanent, regular seat attached to your bicycle.

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A red rear re ector or light. Yellow or white pedal re ectors. Yellow or white re ectors on wheels.
For additional information, please consult the California Vehicle Code at: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm

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Common Collision Situations
Beware of vehicles that…
…pull out from stop signs across your route.
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…pull out of alleyways or driveways.

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…make right turns in front of you.

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Bicycle Tips
BE ALERT…
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Ride in a straight line with tra c width from parked vehicles.
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Avoid road hazards, such as oil slicks and storm drains. Watch for dogs. Ignore them, or shout a loud “NO”. If the dog persists, dismount with the bike between you and the canine. Watch for cars pulling out . Make eye contact with the driver don’t assume anything.

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BE EQUIPPED…
Get into shape gradually. Stretch. Take short trips to work up to longer ones. See and be seen. Use lights and re ectors.

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BE PREDICTABLE…
Miles to Selected Areas… …From Salinas Transit Center
Westridge 3.1 4.8 4.6 5.0 6.7 8.9 9.0 10 16 0.6 3.7 3.5

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Obey all tra c signs and signals. Follow lane markers. Don’t go straight in a “right turn only” lane, move to the left. Drive in a straight path. Never weave between parked cars. Respect the rights of pedestrians. Use hand signals. When passing on the right of a vehicle, be cautious the motorist may not see you. When turning left, either move into the turn lane as you are a motorist, or ride to the far-side crosswalk, dismount, and walk your bike across.

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Northridge Mall Spreckles Toro Park Las Palmas Castroville Prunedale CSUMB Monterey Hartnell College Salinas Airport El Dorado Park

For additional information contact: City of Salinas Development & Engineering Services Department 200 Lincoln Avenue Salinas, CA 93901 758.7241 pubworks@ci.salinas.ca.us www.ci.salinas.ca.us Design: R. Jones, Publication Workshop, CSUMB 2006

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