Accomodating bicycle and pedestrian travel

The municipal code for most Missouri cities is quite similar to the language in Chapter 300, though you will find some differences from city to city.

Provisions in Chapters 304 and 307 have full force of state law and do include state penalty provisions.

Bicyclists may ride abreast when not impeding other vehicles.307.191.

Shoulder riding, allowed but not required for bicyclist operators307.192.

Every person riding a bicycle or motorized bicycle upon a street or highway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle as provided by chapter 304, RSMo, except as to special regulations in sections 307.180 to 307.193 and except as to those provisions of chapter 304, RSMo, which by their nature can have no application.

Explanation: Motorists must treat bicycles with the same regard as they would any other vehicle; bicyclists have the same rights under traffic law as do other vehicles.

You may move more toward the middle or left of the lane or roadway, as appropriate: Always check traffic and signal before changing lanes or changing your position within a lane.Such an infraction does not constitute a crime and conviction shall not give rise to any disability or legal disadvantage based on conviction of a criminal offense.If any person under seventeen years of age violates any provision of sections 307.180 to 307.193 in the presence of a peace officer possessing the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the state or for violation of ordinances of counties or municipalities of the state, said officer may impound the bicycle or motorized bicycle involved for a period not to exceed five days upon issuance of a receipt to the child riding it or to its owner. Rights and duties of bicycle and motorized bicycle riders.(2) Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian;(3) No person shall ride a motorized bicycle upon a sidewalk.300.330.Bicycle lane regulations The driver of a motor vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except as a permanent or temporary driveway.

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