ENFORCEMENT | A key element of bike safety and being bike friendly is enforcing the vehicle code for both motorists and bicyclists. According to the California vehicle code, bicyclists and motorists have the same rights and the same obligations. The Long Beach Bike program works closely with the Police Department to help ensure the safety of our bicyclists. We encourage our officers to enforce the laws that help make our streets safe. This includes citing motorists when they endanger bicyclists. It also includes educating bicyclists about the laws and enforcing the laws when they are broken. Want to know how to travel safely and not get a ticket? The 12 Tips for a Safe Trip provides bicyclists and motorists with the most important laws and rules to help them navigate Long Beach streets without causing harm to themselves or others.
ENFORCEMENT ALERT | Officers are now patrolling business districts to alert bicyclists riding their bikes on the sidewalk about Municipal Code 10.48.070. There is no bike-riding on the sidewalks in these retail areas: 4th Street (Retro Row), 2nd Street (Belmont Shore), Bixby Knolls, Cambodia Town on Anaheim Street, Downtown Long Beach and East Village Arts District. Bicyclists must either walk their bikes or lock them to the many bike racks conveniently located throughout these business zones.
Click on the following links for more safety tips:12 TIPS FOR A SAFE TRIP ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT & MAINTENANCE GETTING STARTED IN A COLLISION? MUNICIPAL & VEHICLE CODES NIGHT AND WEATHER