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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 2.5. California Bicycle Routes of National, State, or Regional Significance [889 - 889.2]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 396, Sec. 2. )

889.
  

This article shall be known and may be cited as the California Bicycle Routes of National, State, or Regional Significance Act.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 396, Sec. 2. (AB 1464) Effective January 1, 2010.)

889.1.
  

(a) The department may establish a process for identifying and promoting bicycle routes of national, state, or regional significance that meet specified criteria.

(b) In designating routes, the department may consider the following:

(1) Historic routes.

(2) Established training routes or other designated routes, including legs of the Tour of California.

(3) Routes of unique scenic significance.

(c) In identifying bicycle routes of national, state, or regional significance, the department may work with the California Travel and Tourism Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation, federal agencies that operate and maintain roadways for public use, statewide trade organizations, including the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Bicycle Coalition, local tourism entities, chambers of commerce, and local bicycle organizations.

(d) The department may form an advisory committee to help implement the provisions of this section. The department may establish a process whereby organizations, including, but not limited to, local bicycle organizations, private entities, or local or state governmental entities may nominate a route for inclusion in the system of bicycle routes of national, state, or regional significance.

(e) The department may develop criteria for the design, placement, and installation of signs relative to bicycle routes of national, state, or regional significance.

(f) It is the intent of the Legislature that city or county participation in establishing local routes of significance under this article shall be voluntary, similar to the State Scenic Highway Program.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 396, Sec. 2. (AB 1464) Effective January 1, 2010.)

889.2.
  

(a) The department may install bicycle route signs, identifying bicycle routes of national, state, or regional significance, that are associated only with the state highway system, which includes state highways, United States highways, and interstate freeways, and state-financed public transportation systems. The physical placement of bicycle route signs on all other roads and transit systems shall be left to the appropriate local jurisdiction. However, when requested by a city or county and reimbursed, the department shall place bicycle route signs on the state highway system and state-financed public transportation systems that direct traffic to bicycle routes on city or county roads.

(b) Bicycle route signs shall meet the standards and specifications established pursuant to Section 21400 of the Vehicle Code.

(c) The cost to purchase, erect, and maintain bicycle route signs may be paid by applicants or nominating entities, as determined by the department. These costs may be reimbursed to the department at their actual cost, including administrative expenses.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 396, Sec. 2. (AB 1464) Effective January 1, 2010.)

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