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on Jul 24, 2012
What about bike lanes on Portola Road? I remember we used to have bike lanes on Portola Road, but then they were removed for unknown reasons (maybe in the early 1990s). There are bike lanes on Alpine Road (except near the freeway) and also on Sand Hill Road, so very confusing not to have bike lanes on Portola Road.
My understanding is that the town, via the Bicycle, Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Committee, is studying the matter of putting bike lanes on Alpine and Portola roads.
The committee meets at 8:15 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road.
Alpine Road, as it passes under Interstate 280, runs North and South.
280 runs East and West.
Look at map, or take a compass with you while traveling the route.
Why have bike lanes? Why waste the money? The majority of the cyclists ride in the road ignoring the law that states single file. And then we have the noon riding group of about 100 of the most arrogant #@ in the world that take up the whole road. BIKE LANES just one more example of wasted money.
There is no law requiring bicyclists to ride single file.
there is a law requiring slower traffic to move to the right. On a one lane road with multiple bikes that would imply they ride single file to let faster moving traffic to pass.
Bicyclists can be cited for many things, but failing to ride single file is not one of them.
Per CVC 21202(a), bicyclists must ride as close to the right edge of the roadway as practicable in certain situations. The configuration of the riders does not matter.
I realize the configuration does not matter. I never said it did, however, if you have a pack of riders that must pull to the right to allow faster traffic to pass what formation do you think they will take? Most likely single file.
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