Session of 1998
By Committee on Transportation
            9             AN ACT regulating traffic; concerning bicycles single-file; exceptions;
10             amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-1590 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13           Section 1. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-1590 is hereby amended to read as
14       follows: 8-1590. (a) Every person operating a bicycle or a moped upon a
15       roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and
16       under the conditions then existing shall ride as near to the right side of
17       the roadway as practicable, except under any of the following situations
18       when: (1) Overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding
19       in the same direction; (2) preparing for a left turn at an intersection or
20       into a private road or driveway; or (3) reasonably necessary to avoid con-
21       ditions including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked or
22       moving bicycles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards or narrow
23       width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand edge of
24       the roadway.
25           (b) Any person operating a bicycle or a moped upon a one-way high-
26       way with two or more marked traffic lanes may ride as near to the left
27       side of the roadway as practicable.
28           (c) Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than
29       two abreast ride single-file, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside
30       for the exclusive use of bicycles. A city may authorize persons riding
31       bicycles upon a roadway within the corporate limits of such city to ride
32       not more than two abreast.
33           (d) Wherever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent
34       to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the
35       roadway.
36           (e) For purposes of this section, ``narrow width lane'' means a lane
37       that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side-by-side
38       within the lane.
39           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-1590 is hereby repealed.
40           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
41       publication in the statute book.