Road Rights: Question #5

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Road Rights Question 5 - biking on a one way

Crashes involving people walking or biking are increasing.

As more people are out on the roadways OUTSIDE of cars; walking, biking and scooting, the #RoadRights game tests our understanding of how to appropriately and safely share the road whether you’re driving, walking or biking.

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The Question: Is this legal?

You’re traveling on a one-way street. There is a bike lane on the far right side of the roadway. A person on a bicycle is traveling on the far left side of the street where no bike land is available. He is also traveling slower than the speed of traffic. Is this legal?

The Answer: Yes

According to Idaho state law, on a one-way street where only one bike lane is marked on the roadway, it is LEGAL for a person on bicycle to travel on either the far right OR far left side of the roadway. Positioning on the left side is especially important if the person biking is planning to make a left hand turn. Some communities do require bicyclists to stay in the bike lane until positioning for a turn.

This answer is based on Idaho state code 49-717. (1)(a)(b)(c)(2)

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