Post Number: 6
|Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 09:56 am: |
I see a lot of Bicycle friendly signs popping up around Frisco, but my question is "Aren't these people supposed to abide by the Law Signs posted, just like everybody else. Stop, yield, Red & Green lights?
(Message edited by todd on August 24, 2009)
Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Post Number: 447
|Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 08:52 am: |
Yes, bicycles are required to obey traffic laws the same as motor vehicles.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 01:27 am: |
Aren't persons driving motor vehicles supposed to treat a bicyclist just like they would another motor vehicle? Meaning they are not to pass the bicyclist in the same lane driving two feet from the bicyclist. I see this happen all the time - it's unsafe and more signs should be posted to inform drivers not to pass a bicycle rider in the same lane. They should move to the next lane then pass.
Adam Henderson, Sergeant
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 01:25 pm: |
Motorists are to pass bicyclists operating on streets at a safe and reasonable distance. Drivers who do not are in violation of the law and can be cited for any unsafe passing of bicyclists.
Adam J. Henderson, Sergeant
Public Information Officer
Frisco Police Department
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 12:07 am: |
I don't see why cyclists aren't given a bike lane... if Frisco is bicycle friendly we should have 3-4 feet each way for bicycles. Has the city ever considered this?
Also, are children required to ride in the road on bikes? Or can they ride on sidewalks (ie: a middle schooler riding to school)?
Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
Post Number: 85
|Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 04:54 pm: |
Children are not required to ride their bicycles in the road. Many of the sidewalks along our major roadways are wider than normally required in order to accommodate children riding their bikes to school.
Regarding bike lanes: During the public input process for the development of the Hike & Bike Master Plan, which included the involvement of the local cycling clubs, it was determined that dedicated bicycle lanes would not be built along our roadways. One reason is that when bike lanes are built, cars don't ever drive on that pavement and the bike lane accumulates debris which can be hazardous to cyclists. And there are other complications as well.
Instead, the City will restripe certain roadways to provide a wider right lane for bicycle traffic. Generally, instead of three 12-foot lanes, there will be two 11-foot lanes and one 14-foot outside lane. This will occur when a roadway is widened to be six lanes wide, is on the Hike & Bike Master Plan as an on-street route, and satisfies certain criteria regarding cost, available funding, and bicycle traffic.
Please refer to the Hike & Bike Master Plan on the City's website for more details: http://www.friscofun.org/parks/Pages/Trails.aspx
Senior Traffic Engineer