Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sheridan Road Bicycles

With the weather being so spectacular as of late, more people have been seen bicycling through out the area. Rogers Park in a 1,000 Words would like to remind you of the laws around bicycling, information gathered from the Robert's Cycle official website

Bike Laws:

Some Chicago bike laws are well known, but some are new to a lot of people. Due to the anticipated increase in the number of cyclists on the roads resulting in part from the increase in gas prices, police are being urged to step up the enforcement of the laws pertaining to cyclists as well as motorists.

Some of the laws are obvious and have been around for a long time such as stopping at stop signs or traffic lights, yielding to pedestrians on crosswalks, using hand signals when turning and basically observing the laws that govern motorists.

Some aren't as obvious such as - When riding at night, you must have a headlamp on the front of your bike that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet and a red reflector on the rear of your bike. (we recommend a red flashing taillight). Municipal code 9-52-080. Here's a list of laws you can check out... Chicago Bike Laws.

Autumn Davids
Author / Photographer


1 comment:

Scott said...

Love to see more enforcement of biking laws. Seems like the norm is to breeze through stop signs and stop lights. Bikers are constantly changing their self-definition as they ride: now I'm on a vehicle and am obeying the rules; suddenly I'm sort of a pedestrian and can just wander from street to sidewalk, blow through a stop sign, or whatever. Some more ticketing of violators may help.