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Title 19 : Highways

Chapter 023 : Bicycle Routes and Sidewalks

(Cite as: 19 V.S.A. § 2301)
  • § 2301. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) “Bicycle” means every pedal-driven device propelled by human power having two or more wheels on which a person may ride, including a so-called pedal vehicle that may have an enclosed cab.

    (2) “Bicycle route” means any lane, way, or path, designated by appropriate signs, that explicitly provides for bicycle travel.

    (3) “Bicycle lane” means a portion of a roadway that has been designated for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles. It is distinguished from the portion of the roadway for motor vehicle traffic by a paint stripe or similar device. Paved road shoulders are considered bicycle lanes.

    (4) “Bicycle path” means a separate trail or path that is for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles, when authorized by State law or municipal ordinances. Where a trail or path forms a part of a highway, it is separated from the roadway for motor vehicle traffic by an open space or barrier.

    (5) “Highways” include all facilities defined in subdivisions 1(12), (20), and (23) of this title.

    (6) “Sidewalk” means the portion of a street or highway right-of-way designated for primary or exclusive pedestrian use. (Added 1985, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1993, No. 61, § 15, eff. June 3, 1993; 2009, No. 50, § 93.)