§ 15-174. Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.  

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  • (a)

    Except as provided by paragraph (c) of this section, a person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at less than the speed of the other traffic on the roadway at that time shall ride as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway, except when:


    The person is overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction;


    The person is preparing for a left turn at an intersection or onto a private road or driveway; or


    Conditions on the roadway, including fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes, make it unsafe to ride next to the right curb or edge of the roadway.


    For the purpose of paragraph (a) of this section, a substandard width lane is a lane that is to narrow for a bicycle and a motor vehicle to travel in the lane safely side by side.


    A person operating a bicycle on a one-way roadway with two (2) or more marked traffic lanes may ride as near as practicable to the left curb or edge of the roadway.


    Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two (2) abreast except on paths or part of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. Persons riding two (2) abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable flow of traffic on the roadway. If persons are riding two (2) abreast on a laned roadway, they must ride in a single lane.

State law reference

Similar provisions, V.A.C.S. art. 6701d, § 182.