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                                                                                                                                          Bicycling Safety Tips                            15. Do not carry heavy packages that              or red reflector on each side of the back       Unloading Your Bike
                                                                                                                                                                                               interfere with riding safely.                 of the bicycle, or reflectorized tires          Before the bus approaches your stop,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tell the coach operator that you will be
                                                                                                                                                                                           16. Learn to look back over your shoulder        21204 — The bicycle must have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            removing your bike.
                                                                                                                                                                                               without losing your balance or               permanent seat. Passengers must have
                                                                                                                                                                                               swerving into traffic. Use a rearview         a separate seat. Those under four years         From curbside in front of the bus, raise
                                                                                                                                                                                               mirror if necessary.                         old, or weighing 40 pounds or less, must        the support arm off the tire.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be restrained and protected from moving
                                                                                                                                                                                           17. When approaching an intersection,                                                            Lift your bike out of the rack.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            parts of the bicycle.
                                                                                                                                                                                               look behind you before moving onto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fold up the rack if no one will be using it.
                                                                                                                                                                                               the line separating the right-turn lane      21212 — Bicyclists and bicycle passengers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The rack will automatically lock in place.
                                                                                                                                                                                               from the right lane of traffic. If no right   under the age of 18 must wear a helmet
                                                                                                                                                                                               turn lane is available, position yourself    that meets ANSI or Snell standards.             Step away from the bus with your bike.
                                                                                                                                                                                               in the middle of the right lane. If the
                                                                                                                                          1. Always wear a helmet that meets ANSI                                                           21650.1 — Bicyclists on the shoulder of a
                                                                                                                                                                                               lane is wide enough, allow enough
                                                                                                                                             or Snell standards.                                                                            roadway must ride in the same direction
                                                                                                                                                                                               room on your right for cars to turn.                                                         Points to Remember
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            as the traffic.
Resources for Bicyclists                                                                                                                  2. Obey all traffic laws. They apply to both      18. Keep your bike in good repair. Make
                                                                                                                                             motorists and bicyclists.                                                                      27400 — Bicyclists may not wear earplugs
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)                                                                                                                                                  sure tires are properly inflated,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in both ears or a headset covering both
Bikeway maps, bus routes and schedules                                                                                                    3. Watch for road hazards — potholes,                brakes are adjusted, gears and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ears. This section does not apply to
North and Central Orange County: ............................................................714-636-RIDE (7433)                             storm drain grates, broken glass,                 chains are lubricated, and the seat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hearing aids.
                                                                                                    www.octa.net                             debris, slick pavement, sand and                  and handlebars are comfortably
                                                                                                                                             gravel. Cross railroad tracks at a right          positioned.
South Orange County and Riverside: ........................................................ 800-636-RIDE (7433)
                                                                                                                                             angle.                                                                                         How to Use the Bike Rack
TDD (for hearing impaired): ...................................................................... 714-636-HEAR (4327)                                                                                                                      on OCTA Buses
                                                                                                                                          4. Make yourself visible. Equip your bike        California Vehicle Code
Metrolink Commuter Rail Service: ........................................................................... 800-371-LINK                    with all legally required lights and
                                                                                       www.metrolinktrains.com                               reflectors. Wear bright colors during the
Commuter Connection: ................................................................................ 800-636-RIDE (7433)                    day and light colors at night.                                                                                                                 Never walk or stand in front of oncoming
(Including carpool and vanpool matching and personalized RideGuides)
                                                                                                                                          5. Ride in a straight line, single file, about                                                                                                     traffic while loading or unloading your
Employer Rideshare Assistance ................................................................................ 714-560.5588                  a car door’s width away from parked                                                                                                            bike.
                                                                                                                                             cars.                                                                                                                                          The coach operator may not leave the
Additional Information:                                                                                                                   6. Watch for cars entering or leaving                                                                                                             bus to help load or unload bicycles.
Orange County Harbors, Beaches and Parks:........................................................ 714-834-2400                               driveways, making turns, and doors                                                                                                             Bike racks are available on a first come,
Off-Road Trail Information: ................................................................................ www.ocparks.com                 opening on parked cars.                                                                                                                        first served basis. Each rack holds two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loading Your Bike                               bicycles of any size or type.
San Diego County Bikeway Maps and Information: ............................................. 619-231-BIKE                                 7. When turning left, either a) Signal,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Be prepared to load your bike when the
                                                                                      www.ridelink.org                                       move into the left lane, position             This is a summary of the bicycle section                                                         The bike racks are easy to use. You can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bus approaches. Remove water bottles,
                                                                                                                                             yourself to the right of the first car, and    of the California Vehicle Code. Check                                                            load or unload your bike in under 20
Highway Conditions: .......................................................................................................949-451-TIP                                                                                                      pumps and other loose items.
                                                                                                                                             turn left into the lane closest to the        the vehicle code at www.leginfo.ca.gov                                                           seconds.
                                                                                                                  www.traveltip.net          curb or b) stay to the right, ride straight   for more detailed information and exact          Alert the coach operator that you are
Air Quality Report: ...................................................................................................... 800-288-7664      through the intersection to the far-side      wording.                                         going to use the bike rack.                     The bike nearest the bus can be unloaded
                                                                                                                         www.aqmd.gov        crosswalk, and walk your bike in the                                                                                                           without removing the front bike.
                                                                                                                                                                                           21200 — Bicycle riders have all the rights       Load your bike from curbside in front
                                                                                                                                             crosswalk.                                                                                                                                     The bike rack touches only the rubber
Real-time ridematching....................................................................................www.ridematch.info                                                               and responsibilities of vehicle drivers.         of the bus.
                                                                                                                                          8. Ride in the direction of traffic, as far as                                                                                                     tires and will not scratch or damage
Bike routes & maps (Orange, LA, Riverside, San Bernardino counties) .........www.bikemetro.com                                                                                             21200.5 — It is unlawful to ride a bicycle       If the bike rack is up, release it by pulling   your bike.
                                                                                                                                             possible to the right side of the road.
                                                                                                                                                                                           under the influence of alcohol or drugs.          down with one hand.
                                                                                                                                          9. Use appropriate hand signals to
                                                                                                                                                                                           21201 — The following equipment is               Lift your bike onto the bike rack and fit
Bike Locker Locations                                                     Fullerton Transportation Center                                    communicate your intentions to
                                                                                                                                                                                           required on bicycles ridden at night:            the wheels into the proper slots.
                                                                          120 E. Santa Fe Avenue                                             motorists.
Anaheim Station                                                           (near Harbor Blvd.)                                                                                              • A white headlight, or white lamp               Raise the support arm over the front tire.
2150 E. Katella Avenue                                                                                                                    10. Use a bike lane or shoulder if
                                                                          City contact: Terry Galvin                                                                                         attached to the rider, visible from 300        A spring will pull the arm back securely
(at Anaheim Stadium)                                                                                                                          available.
                                                                          (714) 738-6881                                                                                                     feet in front of and from the sides of         latching your bike.
City contact: Lee Ertel                                                                                                                   11. Don’t weave between parked cars or             the bicycle
(714) 765-5277                                                            Irvine Transportation Center                                        cars stopped in traffic.
                                                                          15215 Barranca Parkway                                                                                           • A red reflector visible from 500 feet
Anaheim Canyon Station                                                    (Northwest corner of Barranca and Ada)                          12. Don’t wear headphones or earplugs              when illuminated by a motor vehicle’s
1039 Pacificenter Drive                                                    City contact: Lisa Thai                                             while riding.                                  headlights
(near La Palma Ave.)                                                      (949) 724-7384                                                  13. Don’t assume that a motorist sees            • A white or yellow reflector on each
City contact: Diane Kotler                                                                                                                    you. Always make eye contact.                  pedal visible from 200 feet to the front
(714) 563-5287                                                            Orange Transportation Center                                                                                       and to the rear of the bicycle
                                                                          194 N. Atchison Street (at Chapman)                             14. Pass slower vehicles, other bicyclists                                                              www.octa.net                                 714-560-RIDE
                                                                          City contact: Doug Keys                                             and pedestrians to their left.               • A white or yellow reflector on each side
                                                                          (714) 744-5525                                                                                                     of the front of the bicycle, and a white

				
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