Maryland Vehicle Laws Pertaining to Bicycles
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TITLE 21. VEHICLE LAWS - RULES OF THE ROAD
Subtitle 5. Pedestrians' Rights and RulesSubtitle 12. Operation of Bicycle and Play
Bicycles on Transit
For information in the Washington region contact - www.wmata.com
For information in the Baltimore region contact - www.mtamaryland.com
For information about bicycles on MARC trains, contact - www.mtamaryland.com
For information in Montgomery County contact - www.dpwt.com/TransSvcDiv/brochures/bike_program.htm
Maryland's Bicycle Helmet Law
Maryland State Highways Where Bicycles are Prohibited
The Maryland State Highway Administration has the authority to prohibit cyclists on any highway where they feel is not compatible to those activities.
The following highways are prohibited to cyclists.
The following highways are open to bicycles except for the segments as listed below.
The following bridges were not designed to accommodate bicycle or pedestrian traffic.
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA), which oversees the management of the facilities, recognizes that these prohibitions may create difficulties for some cyclists. As a courtesy, the MdTA offers the following services:
A private, professional service is available, for a fee to assist cyclists over the Chesapeake Bay. It is suggested that you contact the service at least 24 hours in advance of your crossing to verify the location and time of pick-up. For more information, contact the MdTA at 410-974-0341
The MdTA may, if manpower and time are available, transport cyclists and their bicycles across the bridge for a fee. This service is provided as a courtesy only when circumstances permit. It is not an official operating policy of the MdTA. Again you should contact MdTA at least 24 hours prior to arrival. The telephone numbers are 410-575-7162 for the Hatem Bridge, and 301-259-4444 for the Nice Bridge.
For more information about the Maryland Transportation Authority, or its facilities, please contact: www.mdtransportationauthority.com
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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