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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.
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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.