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Take Your Lane Illustration

This illustration was created for a cyclist who was pulled over by a police officer who claimed that the 12ft lane he was in was shareable. I offer it to anyone who needs to make the case that a 12ft lane is not wide enough to share and is thus exempt from any FTR requirement. The lanes is too narrow to share and riding too far right compromises the bicyclist’s safety.

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One Comment

  1. bergerandfriesNovember 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Texas State Law is ahead of other state laws? WHAT???

    Sec. 551.103. OPERATION ON ROADWAY.
    [lots of stuff cut above here, but it says bicyclist don't have to share lanes if:]

    (A) less than 14 feet in width and does not have a designated bicycle lane adjacent to that lane; or

    (B) too narrow for a bicycle and a motor vehicle to safely travel side by side.

    Yehaw Texas!!!!

    Of course TxDOT uses this as a measuring stick by which they put in a 14 foot (and NOT 14 foot one inch) wide curb lane and say: “We’re great! We support cycling!”

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