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Traffic is backed up. But on a bike, you're free! But can you legally pass cars on the right? Check it out.

Are Cyclists Able to Pass Cars on the Right?
Bicycle accident attorney Chris Burns discusses the Florida law in regards to cyclists or bicyclists passing vehicles on the right. Do you think it's legal?



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Should all cyclists be allowed to treat stop signs as only yields?  It's the law in Idaho and is being proposed in San Francisco.  

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Runners and cyclists of the Jax Baldwin Trail - good news! After pointed requests, City of Jacksonville has agreed to repair the trail in the spots where tree roots are making it uneven and a bit dicey. Phase 1 will be patching bad spots starting in mid August. Phase 2 will be repaving the entire trail.
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Have you gone without a car?  Tell me your experience.  

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In Fort Lauderdale, Fl, pedestrians who don't use crosswalks, cyclists who run stop signs - are now being targeted for tickets. What do you think?

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Florida NEEDS the law to be passed (which is being debated in Fla Legislature)!  

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What is your favorite Rail Trail? This one is sweet! Try it - you'll have it to yourself.

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Sorry for the long IMPORTANT post. There is a new bill filed with the Fla legislature that could do some great things for cycling safety (and walkers, runners, wheelchair, etc):
1. The law attempts to deter motorists from causing “right hook” crashes to people riding bikes. This is where motorists pass cyclists on the left, and then suddenly make a right turn. Often, police have determined that once the nose of the car is ahead of the bike, then it’s up to the cyclist to slow down and let the car turn right.
2. The law clarifies that motorists may cross a double yellow line to pass a person riding a bike, so that the motorist can give the cyclist 3 feet passing cushion. 
3. The law makes it illegal to harass a cyclist by taunting or throwing things at them.
4. The law says 14 feet wide lanes and less are considered “substandard” and cyclists are allowed to “take the lane”. 
5. The law requires motorists who cause bodily injury to a cyclist and who violate one of the moving violations, to have a mandatory traffic court hearing. They can’t just “pay the fine”. 
6. The law requires people receiving education to get a drivers license to be informed about vulnerable user law.

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Have you ever seen the sign, "Bicycles May Use Full Lane"? Here is why they are important.

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What is 250 miles long, connects the Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean, and will span 9 Florida Counties? THE C2C TRAIL. Read more! 
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