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Bicycle Safety and Rules and Regulations

Bicycle Safety and Rules and Regulations

Know the "Rules of the Road" for Bicycling in the Borough of Hollidaysburg

Sections 3501 through 3511, of the Pennsylvania State Motor Vehicle Code, regulate the use and operation of all "pedalcycles" including bicycles, on any highway or pathway in the Commonwealth. Under these regulations "Every person riding a pedalcycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this title..." 

All bicyclists, regardless of age, should become familiar with these regulations before riding a bicycle on any Borough street, alley, sidewalk or other public area. The regulations cover such items as: helmet requirements: number of riders permitted on a bicycle; requirements for traveling on the roadway or shoulder; lighting and equipment requirements; riding on sidewalks; parking of bicycles, and prohibition of bicycles on freeways. 

A copy of the applicable sections of the PA Motor Vehicle Code is available for download by clicking on the following link:Bicycle Rules and Regulations 

If you should have any questions concerning these regulations, you may wish to contact the Hollidaysburg Police Department at (814) 695-3711. 

Please ride safely!!!