Don’t get caught traveling.

The 8th district has a large amount of citizens that utilize bicycles on a daily basis. We would like to remind the public of some laws regarding bicyclists. These laws allow for the safety of the bicyclists, pedestrians and vehicles, all of whom must share the roadways.
Sec. 154-1412. – Obedience to traffic control devices.
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs, and other traffic control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right, left, or “U” turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such signs, except when such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
Sec. 154-1416. – Riding on sidewalks.
No person 15 or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk in the city nor will bicycles be allowed on sidewalks in the business district.
Other Important Reminders
* Parking on the sidewalks is illegal. This behavior damages the sidewalks, which negatively impacts the quality of life of our citizens and visitors.
* Walking tours are limited to 28 participants and shall be disbanded by 10:00pm nightly.
* Carriage drivers should pull to the side of the road to allow vehicular traffic to pass, when space is available.

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About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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