In addition to state law, counties, cities, and towns may have their own traffic regulations. These are usually known as ordinances or codes.
These local regulations may not take away any rights listed in the state traffic laws, unless this option is expressly permitted by the state. They also may not permit a person riding a bike to do anything prohibited by state law.
See below for the municipal regulations that influence your ride in Santa Monica.
Links to Municipal Ordinances:
From the City of Santa Monica Planning & Community Development website:
- City of Santa Monica Planning & Community Development website
- Biking in Santa Monica
- Bike Lanes, Facilities, & Parking
- Bike Education and Awareness
- Bike Maps and Organizations
- Breeze Bike Share Program
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