City of Woodland Bicycle Route Map
Bikeway Master Plan
The City of Woodland is a good place for bicycle riding. Please click here to view the City Bikeway Master Plan.
Bicycle Safety Tips
What are some of the rules for riding a bicycle in Woodland?
Bicycles are vehicles and belong to the road the same as automobiles do; they must obey all the traffic laws and road signs just as vehicles do. For example, bicyclists must travel in the same direction as cars do (on the right side of the road). Second, they may use left turn lanes to make turns or use crosswalks. Moreover, bicyclists are not allowed to ride on sidewalks in the City of Woodland, unless posted otherwise. In fact, a rider can be ticketed if caught riding on a sidewalk in an unmarked zone or if a rider is caught riding against the flow of traffic.
But the most important rule of all is safety. A rider under the age of 18 must wear a helmet by law, although all riders should wear helmets at all times. Please beware of parked cars with opening doors, pedestrians, and wet weather.
How do I ride my bicycle through a Roundabout?
Because bicycles must obey all the traffic laws and road signs just as vehicles do, it is important to realize the same rules that apply to a car for driving through a roundabout also apply to a bicyclist. Please refer to our Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) web page found on this site for an informational handout as well as more general information on how to drive through a roundabout.
Where can I find more bicycle safety tips and bicycle laws?
For more information on the California Vehicle Code Sections for Bicycles, Bicycle Rules and Safety Tips and more General Bicycle Information, please refer to the Department of Motor Vehicles Bicycle Rules and Safety Page.
Bicycle Laws: California Vehicle Code
Article 4. Operation of Bicycles
Riding Bicycle Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (21200.5):
Notwithstanding Section 21200, it is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon a highway while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug. Any person arrested for a violation of this section may request to have a chemical test made of the person's blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcoholic or drug content of that person's blood pursuant to Section 23612, and, if so requested, the arresting officer shall have the test performed. A conviction of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250). Violations of this section are subject to Section 13202.5.
Equipment Requirements (21201.):
(a) No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
Operation on Roadway (21202.):
(a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at the time shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under any of the following situations:
(1) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
(2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
(3) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions (including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes) that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge, subject to the provisions of Section 21656. For purposes of this section, a "substandard width lane" is a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.
(4) When approaching a place where a right turn is authorized.
Bicycle Parking (21210.):
No person shall leave a bicycle lying on its side on any sidewalk, or shall park a bicycle on a sidewalk in any other position, so that there is not an adequate path for pedestrian traffic. Local authorities may, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit bicycle parking in designated areas of the public highway, provided that appropriate signs are erected.
Youth Bicycle Helmets: Minors (21202.):
(a) A person under 18 years of age shall not operate a bicycle, or ride upon a bicycle as a passenger, upon a street, bikeway, as defined in Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or any other public bicycle path or trail unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z 90.4 bicycle helmet standard), the Snell Memorial Foundation's Standard for Protective Headgear for use in Bicycling, or the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM F-1447 standard). This requirement also applies to a person who rides upon a bicycle while in a restraining seat that is attached to the bicycle or in a trailer towed by the bicycle.