Advisory Bike Lanes
An advisory bike lane is similar to a regular bike lane, but is used on low-volume streets that are narrow. An advisory bike lane is marked with a solid white line on the right (next to parked cars) and a dotted line to the left. These markings give bicyclists a space to ride, but are also available to motorists if space is needed to pass oncoming traffic.
Advisory bike lanes are currently located on E 14th St in the Elliot Park Neighborhood. At this location, the dashed yellow center line was removed and advisory bike lanes were added to the street. Narrow travel lanes now require motorists to be more cautious when negotiating passing vehicles.
When you drive:
- To safely meet an oncoming motorist you are allowed to merge into the bike lane. However, you must first yield to bicyclists in the bike lane.
- Even though the travel area for cars is narrow, it is still a 2-way street.
When you bike:
- Be more prepared for a motorist to enter the bike lane than on typical streets.
- Always use caution and assume turning or merging motorists do not see you.
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Last updated Feb. 1, 2012