The Master Plan|
On Jun 25, 1996 the City Council, City of Norman, Oklahoma adopted the
(with Initial Bikeway Routing Plan)
Part of that plan created the Norman Bicycle Steering Committee.
The Committee calls the Master Plan...Bicycle Norman!
Bicycle Norman was developed and adopted to improve the bicycling environment and maximize opportunites for bicycling in the City of Norman. To facilitate this plan, a bicycle registration process and education plan has been developed, along with plans for designated bike routes, lanes and paths. This web page provided by OUPD to help Norman bicyclists understand the plan and the traffic laws regarding bicycles as well as to be a tool in the registration process.
The Master Plan recognizes the fact that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles traveling the Public Right-of-Ways in Norman.
The Purpose for Bike Registration
Prior to the adoption of Bicycle Norman, fees obtained from the registration of bicycles went into the Norman General Fund. Now these fees are specifically set aside for the improvement of the bicycling environment in Norman!Our major funding comes from YOU the bicyclist. The City of Norman will be seeking Federal Grants to help this cause, as well as seeking additional funding from the private sector, but YOU are encouraged to directly help all bicyclists in Norman and receive the benefits of registration, too!
You can help by simply registering your bicycle(s).
Rules of the road
Traffic Laws apply to bicycle riders:
Every person riding a bicycle upon a street shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle.
These responsibilities are described in the Code of Ordinances for Norman, Oklahoma. The following is excrpted from Norman Traffic Code (Sec. 20-400):
Riding upon bicycles:
Riding on sidewalk:
No person shall ride a bicycle or skateboard upon any sidewalk or sidewalk area where such riding is specifically prohibited by signs.
No person shall carry any packages, bundles or articles upon a bicycle which prevents the rider from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars.
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than in a standing position upon the roadway against the curb, or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle, or against a building, or adjacent to the curb, in such a manner so as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
Riding on streets:
Other "Standard" Rules of the Road for Vehicles (includiing bicycles):
While riding your bicycle always ride safely and wear a properly adjusted Snell or ANSI approved helmet!
The Police Notebook, Copyright © 1997-2004,
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