Per the California Vehicle Code*, it is illegal to drive in a bike lane, except under the following circumstances:

  1. To park where parking is permitted.
  2. To enter or leave the roadway.
  3. To prepare for a turn within a distance of 200 feet from the intersection.

Please do not stop, stand, or park in areas where parking is prohibited, except to pull safely to the side of the road for emergency vehicles to pass.

Please follow these guidelines anywhere you see red curbs and/or signage indicating the presence of a bike lane and/or an area where parking is prohibited. Property owners seeking to implement home or yard improvement projects that could temporarily block the bike lane should apply for an encroachment permit at cityofpetaluma.org/permits or at the new Permit Center located in the Building and Planning department at City Hall (11 English Street), Monday-Thursday between 9 AM-4 PM.
*The California Vehicle Code applies to all private vehicles, including delivery drivers, taxicabs/ride share drivers, and service workers.
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