News Story

 

Moorpark Police: Pedestrian Safety Reminders
2/5/2015 4:41:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Pedestrians in Bicycle Lanes PROHIBITED

Location:

City of Moorpark

Date & Time:

Monday, February 5, 2015

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark City Beat Coordinator

Narrative:

Jogging and walking in bicycle lanes when sidewalks are available is against California Vehicle Code law.

With the beautiful warmer days ahead, many people will be heading to the roadways and sidewalks throughout the City to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.  We want to make sure that everyone enjoys this nice weather safely.  It is very important to remember that bicycle lanes are for bicycles and not for jogging or walking.

Violations of this law can result in the violators receiving a citation.

California Vehicle Code---21966.   States no pedestrian shall proceed along a bicycle path or lane where there is an adjacent adequate pedestrian facility (Added Ch. 751, Stats. 1976. Effective January 1, 1977. )

Be conscientious of all of those around us enjoying the outdoors and be respectful of the laws designed for our safety so we can all enjoy a great summer.

Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Beat Coordinator   Robert Berger

 

Media Release Date:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up:

Senior Deputy Bob Berger   (805) 620-8771

 

Approved by:

Stephen Wade, Captain

 

 

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