The DC Council has enacted several laws regarding bicycling. These include the creation of a city bicycle transportation and safety program, a bicycle advisory council, a requirement that children under 16 wear a helmet while bicycling, and both a helmet educational and financial assistance program.
Such bicycling legislation can be found on the website for the District of Columbia Official Code . For instance, the bullet point named "Title 50. Motor and Non-Motor Vehicles and Traffic " has an informational node called "Subtitle V. Non-Motorized Vehicles" that expands to reveal more detail.
Accessible from the Office of Documents website, are specific bicycle regulations . For example, bicycle-related legislation includes a 3-foot passing rule (18-2202.10 ). Another example is the residential building bicycle parking requirements . The list of moving and non-moving
violations and associated fines are also available.
Incidentally, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association publishes a Pocket Guide [PDF] to DC Bike Laws
Lastly, the DC Department of Motor Vehicles website has a chart [PDF] that clarifies the application of existing DC laws to motorized bicycles, Segways, and other two-wheeled vehicles.
To clarifies the application of existing DC laws to motorized bicycles, Segways, and other two-wheeled vehicles.