This story first grabbed the headlines back in April of this year, after cyclist Cherokee Schill was repeatedly ticketed for controlling the outside lane on busy multi-lane roads on her way to and from work.
Cyclist Cherokee Schill on her work commute She’s finally had her day in court but justice was evidently not done. The judge stated that she could have used the shoulder instead of controlling the lane, to which she replied: “I’m not going to change how I ride.”
This is the result of the discriminatory Far To the Right (FTR) law common in states throughout the U.S. It requires a cyclist to ride as far right as “safe” or “practicable,” with certain exceptions, including the ill-defined “when the lane is too narrow to share.” Repeal of this law, which may be easiest to accomplish at the local level, should be a major goal of cyclists…
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