Maryland Vehicle Laws Pertaining to Bicycles
To read these laws go to Michie's Legal Resources. Select the TRANSPORTATION folder icon and access the following:
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 - https://mta.maryland.gov/
For information about bicycles on MARC trains, contact - https://mta.maryland.gov/
For information in Montgomery County contact - https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/bikeways/index.html
Maryland's Bicycle Helmet Law
Maryland State Highways Where Bicycles are Prohibited
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has the authority to prohibit cyclists on any highway that is not suitable for bicycles.
The following highways are prohibited to cyclists.
In addition, the following highway sections are prohibited to cyclists.
The following bridges prohibit bicycle and 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. Contact the service at least 24 hours in advance to verify the location and time of pick-up. For more information, contact the MdTA at 410-974-0341.
The MdTA transports cyclists and their bicycles across the bridge for a fee. This service is provided as a courtesy only when circumstances permit. The service is not an official operating policy of the MdTA. Contact MdTA at least 24 hours in advance. 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 go to 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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