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What is the law on where cyclists ride?

Richard Duquette

Have you ever been on the road with your bicycle and had that nagging question running through your mind, “Where am I supposed to ride?”

We’ve got the answer from our sponsor Richard Duquette, an expert in legal issues related to cyclists and motor vehicles.

He’s written an article that gives all regional cyclists a primer on what the law is when there is a marked bicycle lane and where there is no marked bicycle lane.  Along with that he outlines the four conditions, as written in the Vehicle Code, where a cyclist can legally move outside the bicycle lane.

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The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette is a specialty practice with a winning record in bicycle injury cases. Richard Duquette is very active in the cycling community as a participant and sponsor of numerous events. Read more of his tips on legal issues related to biking or contact him at

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