Bike Lanes



The City of Davis has many Bike Lanes for bicyclists to use. The Bicycle History Presentation covers the historic development of these lanes. In addition to the bike lanes there are Bike Paths, Greenbelts, Bike Overpasses, Bike Tunnels and many other resources for bicycles in town.

Davis was the first city in America to have modern bike lanes.

Streets with Bike Lanes

Most major roads have bike lanes, with the exception of Fifth Street and Russell Boulevard. Residential streets often don't have bike lanes, but have so little traffic to begin with that they're not really necessary. Additionally, most country roads that leave town also have bike lanes, a few people commute by bike from nearby towns like Dixon, Woodland or Winters. Certain roads leading to Dixon and Woodland have been widened (completed in 2003 and 2009, respectively) with bike lanes. But the road conditions vary along these routes, especially closer to Woodland.

Streets Without Bike Lanes

Some of the more notable streets without bike lanes...

Cycling Etiquette

Ideally, cycle in bike lanes much as you would drive in a car:

Driving Etiquette

For folks from areas without a significant cycling population, you may have to review some laws that you last heard about years ago in drivers ed.

Bike Lane Construction Projects


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2008-10-22 21:15:33   Be Happy you guys have such an incredibly friendly bike town! I live over in Sonoma County and am really just getting into biking in my fifties. A lot of the roads over here are just brutal to ride on. You're really lucky to have a bike lane and when you do, it's only about 3 feet wide. I was amazed to see bike lanes on 8th, etc that seemed like 6 or more feet wide! —DouglasHall

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