Biking can help you save money, reduce stress, and get fit, all while helping the environment. Make sure you know traffic laws before you get on the road. Acting within the law and riding as a part of normal traffic will make your ride safer and more enjoyable.
Find the full California Vehicle Code, as applicable to people on bikes, on the Department of Motor Vehicle’s website. Some additional rules may apply within individual city limits, so please become familiar with your particular area’s requirements. Here are some basic rules and guidelines:
Riding on the street
One of the best security options available is to use a bike locker or secure bike parking. Bike lockers are available at Trolley stations, all COASTER and SPRINTER stations, Rapid transit stations along the I-15 corridor, and some Park & Ride lots. Sign up for an iCommute account and submit an online registration form to reserve secure bike parking.
Many locations also offer bike racks. Remember that it’s important to secure both wheels to the frame and the frame to the rack. Take items that are easily removed from your bike with you.
One of the most important steps you can take to protect your investment is to register your bike with the National Bike Registry. If your bike is ever stolen, having your bike registered makes it easier and faster for it to be recovered and returned to you. It’s a simple and inexpensive process that can be completed online or by phone at 1-800-848-BIKE (2453).
For more information, call 511 and say "iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.
Leave your bike in a secure location while you work. Bike lockers are located at most transit centers and some Park & Ride lots throughout San Diego County.
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