Edmond amends bicycle ordinance

Edmond amends its bicycle ordinance, which was first written in 1954. City law is now stricter than Oklahoma state law. Violators can be fined up to $500.
BY DIANA BALDWIN dbaldwin@opubco.com Modified: April 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm •  Published: April 6, 2011
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Violators can be fined up to $500.

Rules for cyclists

Bicyclists must ride to the right and cannot ride more than two abreast unless they are riding on a path or trail. Bicyclists also must abide by all traffic laws and ride with traffic.

Another change is that bicyclists can now ride on sidewalks, except in the downtown commercial area.

“This is a good deal for everyone,” said Jan Ramseyer Fees, Edmond planning director and city liaison for the bicycle committee. “There are responsibilities for both the bicyclists and the motorists. It is to help both sides.”

Signs reminding people about the three-foot rule are being placed on police cars and throughout Edmond to help educate people about the amended ordinance.

“I want everyone to follow the ordinance,” Mayor Patrice Douglas said. “It is important that there is education on both sides.”