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Does the law (V.C. Section 21756) saying you’re not allowed to pass a Muni Metro that’s unloading passengers apply to bikes, too?

Yes, the law applies to bicyclists as well. V.C. 21200(a) states: “Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division.”

There you have it. Can you think of any other instances where bicyclists are seemingly able to bypass vehicular rules?

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  • sfboogie

    …and just like other vehicular rules- many (if not most/all) cyclists will disobey this rule.

  • sfboogie

    …and just like other vehicular rules- many (if not most/all) cyclists will disobey this rule.

  • Greg Dewar

    Bicyclists can often suck as much as drivers in this town. they love to ride their stupid toys on sidewalks (illegal if you’re over 13) and run down pedestrians as much as drivers do at intersections when they run over people in crosswalks.

    it’s called civility people. Just because your bike isn’t a car doesn’t mean it can cause trouble to. First hippie that says “oh but bikes aren’t as evil as cars” gets a steak shoved in his mouth and hacky sack taken away.

  • Greg Dewar

    Bicyclists can often suck as much as drivers in this town. they love to ride their stupid toys on sidewalks (illegal if you’re over 13) and run down pedestrians as much as drivers do at intersections when they run over people in crosswalks.

    it’s called civility people. Just because your bike isn’t a car doesn’t mean it can cause trouble to. First hippie that says “oh but bikes aren’t as evil as cars” gets a steak shoved in his mouth and hacky sack taken away.

  • sunshipballoons

    oh but bikes aren’t as evil as cars.

    now where’s that steak you promised? mmm… steak.

  • sunshipballoons

    oh but bikes aren’t as evil as cars.

    now where’s that steak you promised? mmm… steak.

  • sfboogie

    I don’t know that anyone is really safe no matter what the transportation. Motorists hit each other. Cyclists get hit by cars. Pedestrians get hit by motorists & cyclists- in crosswalks and/or while jaywalking. Muni passengers beat each other up. People jump in front of trains.

    Everyone needs to just slow the f* down and be considerate of your own life, as well as the life of others. Seriously- we need stickers to remind us to not hit people?

  • sfboogie

    I don’t know that anyone is really safe no matter what the transportation. Motorists hit each other. Cyclists get hit by cars. Pedestrians get hit by motorists & cyclists- in crosswalks and/or while jaywalking. Muni passengers beat each other up. People jump in front of trains.

    Everyone needs to just slow the f* down and be considerate of your own life, as well as the life of others. Seriously- we need stickers to remind us to not hit people?

  • PhilD

    Now I’m no fan of the bicycle-uber-alles mentality that some cyclists seem to adopt, but even I can admit that bicycles should have their own rules of the road. A bicycle is not a car and we shouldn’t expect them to act like one – it simply leads to confusion and rampant rule-breaking. I say give bicycles their own (rational) rules and then enforce them with the same bank-breaking tickets motorists are subject to – especially during Critical Mass.

  • PhilD

    Now I’m no fan of the bicycle-uber-alles mentality that some cyclists seem to adopt, but even I can admit that bicycles should have their own rules of the road. A bicycle is not a car and we shouldn’t expect them to act like one – it simply leads to confusion and rampant rule-breaking. I say give bicycles their own (rational) rules and then enforce them with the same bank-breaking tickets motorists are subject to – especially during Critical Mass.

  • cv

    Both drivers and cyclists need to remember that the use of public roads is not a right. It’s a privilege. By using a public road, you accept the terms and conditions (basically the California Vehicle Code). For automobile use, you need to pass an exam and have adequate insurance as well.

    We have been through this before (recently that “should cyclists use the dedicated bike lane” discussion).

    Passengers disembarking a tram are vulnerable. That’s why V.C. Section 21756 exists. You are not allow to create dangerous situations for yourself or others. A bicycle breezing past a bunch of pedestrians is dangerous.

  • cv

    Both drivers and cyclists need to remember that the use of public roads is not a right. It’s a privilege. By using a public road, you accept the terms and conditions (basically the California Vehicle Code). For automobile use, you need to pass an exam and have adequate insurance as well.

    We have been through this before (recently that “should cyclists use the dedicated bike lane” discussion).

    Passengers disembarking a tram are vulnerable. That’s why V.C. Section 21756 exists. You are not allow to create dangerous situations for yourself or others. A bicycle breezing past a bunch of pedestrians is dangerous.