Walk Bikes on Sidewalk, Ride Bikes on Street
The City of Berkeley has developed a pilot program designed to increase public safety and reduce conflicts between pedestrians and bicyclists and between motorists and bicyclists.
The project's goal is to better inform bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists that the Berkeley Municipal Code and California Vehicle Code require that bicycles be walked on the sidewalk or ridden on the street with traffic flow.
The Shattuck Avenue corridor between University Avenue and Kittredge Street in downtown Berkeley has been chosen as the pilot area. The program includes mounted traffic signs, sidewalk stencils at curb ramps, posters and police enforcement. If the pilot is found to be successful, the program will be extended to other areas of Berkeley demonstrating a substantial number of pedestrian-cyclist and motorist-cyclist conflicts.
The “Walk Bikes on Sidewalk, Ride Bikes on Street” Pilot Program has been developed by the Office of Transportation in conjunction with the Berkeley Police Department, the Bicycle and Pedestrian subcommittees of the Transportation Commission, and the Commission on Aging and Disability.
California Vehicle Code Bicycle Peace Officer Exemption
Berkeley Municipal Code regarding Bicycles on Sidewalks
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