Are cars allowed on the Bike Boulevard? And what are the rules for automobile drivers and bicycle riders?
Yes, cars are allowed on the Bike Boulevard. The concept is to make all users aware of these bicycle preferred routes.


When driving an automobile: Vehicles are allowed to drive on and over bike boulevard pavement markings. If you find yourself driving behind a bicyclist and need to pass, only overtake the bicyclist at a safe speed and only if there is a legally safe passing distance of at least 3 feet. Motor vehicles are permitted on almost all portions of bike boulevards unless signs or pavement markings indicate otherwise. Turning from or onto a bike boulevard may be restricted at some intersections.


When riding a bike: While a bike boulevard prioritizes bicycle traffic, you must still obey all traffic signs and signals. Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians and motorists who have the right-of-way.

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1. Where does The Arcata Bike Boulevard project start and end?
2. How is the project being funded?
3. What is the purpose of the project
4. What are the proposed project improvements?
5. Are cars allowed on the Bike Boulevard? And what are the rules for automobile drivers and bicycle riders?
6. Will the project eliminate on-street parking?
7. Will the speed limit on the Bike Boulevard be reduced?
8. What construction impacts are expected?
9. How long is construction expected to take?
10. What improvements are proposed for the 11th and Q Street intersection?
11. What improvements are proposed for the 11th and I Street intersection?
12. What improvements are proposed for the 10th and K Street intersection?
13. Can delivery trucks still get to my business?
14. What does green pavement designate?
15. How can I get additional information on the project?