Laws for bicyclists and motorists in the presence of bicycles: rules of the road, Chapter 4, pp. 108-112, Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Detailed summary of bicycle laws with cites to laws.
MGL c.6, § 116E Training for law enforcement in bicycle safety enforcement
MGL c.82, §§ 35-36 Bike paths
MGL c.85, § 11B The Primary Bike Law that regulates where and how bicycles can be ridden in the Commonwealth including required safety equipment, riding in traffic and riding on sidewalks
MGL c.85, § 11B 3/4 Electronic bicycles
MGL c.85, § 11D Stores selling or renting bikes must display sign about helmet law; renters must make helmets available
MGL c.89, § 2 Rules for car passing bicycle
MGL c.90, § 1B-1E Motorized bicycles (including e-bikes): operating regulations, complying with federal safety standards, and registration sticker
Bike law, MassBike.
Provides a comprehensive summary of Massachusetts’ bike law that covers equipment, riding, safety standards, races, violations, and penalties.
Bikes on the T, MBTA.
Explains when and how you can bring your bike on the subway, commuter rail or bus.
Bicycle and pedestrian transportation, Mass. Dept. of Transportation.
Information on plans and initiatives supporting bicycle transportation.
Electric bikes, MassBike.
Explains the laws related to ebikes in Massachusetts and links to pending legislation.
League of American Bicyclists
National organization that “represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America”. Maintains collection of summaries of state bicycling laws.
Motor vehicle law and practice, 5th ed. (Mass. practice v.11), West, 2021 with supplement. Section 11.28: Bicycles.
Municipal law and practice, 5th ed.(Mass. practice, v.18A), West, 2006 with supplement. Section 16.17: Bicycles, a listing of all relevant general laws.
Consumer law, 4th ed. (Mass. practice v.35), West, 2021. Section 7:112 – 7:115 recreational equipment – bicycles, helmets, motorized recreational vehicles.
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