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THREE FEET FOR SAFETY ACT

The Three Feet for Safety Act went into effect on September 16, 2014.  The law requires motorists to maintain a 3-foot buffer between themselves and bicyclists when they pass cyclists traveling in the same direction. If not enough space is available, the motorist must slow down and pass "when no danger is present to the bicyclist," according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Existing law requires drivers to pass while keeping a “safe distance,” but the new law establishes exactly what that distance is: 3 feet. The law requires drivers who pass cyclists from behind to keep their vehicles 3 feet away. But if traffic or roadway conditions prevent motorists from giving cyclists 3 feet of clearance, drivers must “slow to a speed that is reasonable and prudent” and only pass when the cyclist will not be endangered.  Violations are punishable by a $35 base fine, which comes to $154 with additional fees.  Drivers who collide with cyclists and injure them while violating the law will be subject to a $220 fine.

References: Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition; California Assembly Bill 1371


CITY BIKE RACK LOCATIONS

CLICK HERE to interactively see the locations and pictures of bike racks throughout the City.



BICYCLE RACK-ON-REQUEST

Thank you for your interest in installing a bicycle rack adjacent to your place of business in the public right-of-way. Bicycle racks are available free of charge to businesses within the Beverly Hills City limits.  The following guidelines will assist with your Rack-On-Request application

General Process

Following receipt of a Rack-On-Request application, the City Transportation Engineer (or designated technical staff) will conduct a field check within two weeks to determine if a bicycle rack can be installed adjacent to your place of business.  

If rack installation is feasible adjacent to the business address, City staff will contact the applicant with the proposed installation location and timeline.  If the location is not suitable for a bike rack, staff will contact the applicant explaining why the bike rack cannot be installed at the desired location and offer an alternative location when applicable.    

For cost efficiency, staff will attempt to group Rack-On-Request installations based on the number of requests received each month.  Installations will take approximately two month to coordinate, but the timeline can vary with the number of racks requested each month and available inventory.  A Notice of Installation will be mailed to adjacent businesses prior to installing any bicycle rack equipment in the public right-of-way.

Prerequisites

Bicycle racks will be installed in the public right-of-way on concrete sidewalk where space allows.  Racks can only be installed on cement surfaces. The following surfaces will not accept bicycle rack mounting equipment:

  • brick
  • porcelain tiles
  • cobble stone
  • dirt or grass
  • tiled surfaces

For additional information, please contact Transportation Planning at (310) 285-1128 or send an email to transportation@beverlyhills.org

                                               

City of Beverly Hills 
Bicycle Rack-On-Request Application 

 
            
 
Contact Name:
Daytime Telephone: 
Email Address:
Name of Business: 
Street Address: 
Intersection/ Cross Streets: 
Number of Racks:
Relationship to Establishment:
(Owner, Manager, Customer, Employee, Other)
How did you learn of the 
Rack-On-Request Program? 
 
(City Website, City Staff, Word of Mouth, Other) 
Additional Information 
Comments: 
Signature:
Sign Date: