2020 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 34 - Operation of Bicycles and Play Devices
1234 - Riding on Roadways, Shoulders, Bicycle or In-Line Skate Lanes and Bicycle or In-Line Skate Paths.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1234 (2020)
§ 1234. Riding  on roadways, shoulders, bicycle or in-line skate lanes
and bicycle or in-line skate paths. (a) Upon all roadways,  any  bicycle
or  in-line  skate shall be driven either on a usable bicycle or in-line
skate lane or, if a usable bicycle or in-line skate lane  has  not  been
provided,  near  the  right-hand  curb  or edge of the roadway or upon a
usable right-hand  shoulder  in  such  a  manner  as  to  prevent  undue
interference  with  the flow of traffic except when preparing for a left
turn or when reasonably necessary to avoid conditions that would make it
unsafe to continue along near the right-hand curb or edge. Conditions to
be taken into consideration include, but are not limited  to,  fixed  or
moving   objects,   vehicles,  bicycles,  in-line  skates,  pedestrians,
animals, surface hazards or traffic lanes too narrow for  a  bicycle  or
person  on  in-line  skates  and a vehicle to travel safely side-by-side
within the lane.

(b) Persons riding bicycles or skating or gliding on in-line skates upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast. Persons riding bicycles or skating or gliding on in-line skates upon a shoulder, bicycle or in-line skate lane, or bicycle or in-line skates path, intended for the use of bicycles or in-line skates may ride two or more abreast if sufficient space is available, except that when passing a vehicle, bicycle or person on in-line skates, or pedestrian, standing or proceeding along such shoulder, lane or path, persons riding bicycles or skating or gliding on in-line skates shall ride, skate, or glide single file. Persons riding bicycles or skating or gliding on in-line skates upon a roadway shall ride, skate, or glide single file when being overtaken by a vehicle.

(c) Any person operating a bicycle or skating or gliding on in-line skates who is entering the roadway from a private road, driveway, alley or over a curb shall come to a full stop before entering the roadway.

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