Three Feet for Safety - California Bicycle Coalition

Three Feet for Safety

In 2013, after three years of intensive legislative advocacy, our Three Feet for Safety Act became law. The law requires motorists to give at least three feet of clearance when passing people riding bikes. It went into effect in October of 2014, and our focus since then has been on getting the word out through our Give Me 3 Campaign.

This law can only be effective if people know about it. When the law went into effect, we successfully placed stories in 73 news outlets in California and nationally, and immediately succeeded in getting the California Traffic Control Devices Committee to approve a “Give Bikes 3 Feet” sign; the first sign was placed in Napa County in late 2014.

Read our fact sheet about the Three Feet for Safety Act.

In 2016, we’re pushing for more signs. Know a spot where a Give Bikes 3 Feet sign is needed? Submit ideas here.

We have distributed 20,000 stickers, bumper stickers, and window clings, and are currently developing an updated design, to be released in September 2016.

Contact to be placed on the waiting list for the next batch of stickers or if you have an idea for a design. 



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