Are you aware that the new Separated Bikeways (Class IV)(sometimes called Cycletracks and sometimes erroneously called “protected bike lanes”) are not Bike Lanes? Can you tell the difference between the two? Hint, there are no official signs or pavement markings for Cycletracks.
We care about the distinction because our use of Bike Lanes in California is required (with a few exceptions) per CVC 21208. Cycletrack use is NOT required! For whatever reason, we may choose to use the adjacent general travel lanes.
But, we are hearing that there have been instances of harassment against people bicycling next to a Cycletrack. Sad, disturbing, and illegal harassment.
Have you been harassed – by motorists or police – for choosing not to ride IN a Cycletrack?
On Friday, November 8, 2019, CABO Board Member, Scott Mace wrote on CABOforum:
Governor Brown signed AB 1193 on September 20, 2014. The state, and the badvocates who championed this legislation have had MORE THAN FIVE YEARS to come up with signage. At this point, I don’t think they intend to do so. We can see problems multiplying left and right because of this inaction. Nor has any other U.S. state taken needed action, to my knowledge.