Wednesday, July 20, 2011

City of North Augusta Greeneway, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

The draft City of North Augusta Greeneway, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (May, 2010) has been posted online. You may access the document at the city's website: (Go to: "Online Services;" "Document Library;" "Planning and Economic Development.")

Tabled by North Augusta City Council at their July 18th meeting, the Plan is intended to serve as the city's principal policy document guiding the long-term development of a community-wide bicycle and pedestrian system. North Augusta City Council is scheduled to again consider Plan adoption at their August 1st meeting. Please contact the North Augusta City Clerk or Department of Planning and Economic Development for meeting times and location.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Georgia 3-Foot Passing Law & More!

It's official, the 3-foot passing law is in effect and here are some other major changes to HB101 for better bicycling in Georgia...

  • Motor vehicles must provide at least three feet of safe passing distance when overtaking a bicyclist
  • Cyclists may move to the center of the lane, i.e. take the lane, when surface obstructions, hazards or debris make traveling to the right unsafe
  • Cyclists must travel in the direction of traffic while using a designated bicycle lane*
  • Bicyclists have the right of way in a designated bicycle lane
  • Designated bicycle lanes must be built according to recognized national design standards
* While the new law only specifies that cyclists in bike lanes must travel in the same direction as traffic, bicycles, as vehicles, must abide by all normal vehicular laws. Wrong way travel in any traffic lane is unlawful and unsafe.
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Here's an example of what 3 feet looks like.  Image courtesy of Bicycling Club of Milledgeville.