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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 1. STATE HIGHWAYS [50 - 897]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29. )

CHAPTER 8. Nonmotorized Transportation [885 - 892]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 517, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [885 - 886]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 517, Sec. 2. )

885.
  

The Legislature hereby finds and declares that traffic congestion, air pollution, noise pollution, public health, energy shortages, consumer costs, and land-use considerations resulting from a primary reliance on the automobile for transportation are each sufficient reasons to provide for multimodal transportation systems.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 517, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

885.1.
  

This chapter shall be known, and may be cited, as the Protected Bikeways Act of 2014.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 495, Sec. 2. (AB 1193) Effective January 1, 2015.)

885.2.
  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) California’s bicycle programs have not been fully developed or funded.

(b) The Legislature and Congress have enacted laws to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

(c) The components of a successful bicycle program include engineering and design of safe facilities, education of bicyclists, and the motoring public on lawful use of the highways, and enforcement of traffic laws.

(d) Efforts to improve safety and convenience for nonmotorized transportation users are a proper use of transportation funds.

(e) The design and maintenance of many of our bridges and highways present physical obstacles to use by bicycles.

(f) The bicycle is a legitimate transportation mode on public roads and highways.

(g) Bicycle transportation can be an important, low-cost strategy to reduce reliance on the single-passenger automobile and can contribute to a reduction in air pollution and traffic congestion.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 517, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

886.
  

There is in the department a bicycle facilities coordinator who is responsible for the administration of bicycle-related activities of the department.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 517, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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