Random Bike Laws
We read the fine print so you don't have to
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NO. 1: Future X-Gamers, Beware
In the City of Baldwin Park, riding a bicycle in a swimming pool is against the law.
NO. 2: Show Me Your Papers
Bicycling residents of Santa Monica can be asked by police to prove they have a valid bicycle license or face a fine of $10.
NO. 3: No Sweat
An L.A. municipal code mandates that new office buildings larger than 10,000 square feet must include bicycle parking and employee showers.
NO. 4: OMG CRSH!
When texting while driving was banned in L.A. in 2008, bicycling was removed from the language of the law, making texting while riding legal.
NO. 5: Concrete Reasoning
While some cities prohibit riding on sidewalks in certain districts, most allow it if the cyclist rides slowly and courteously.
NO. 6: Crossing the Line
Drivers are allowed to curse at cyclists, but once insults turn into threats of violence, the act is considered a crime.