Laws for bicyclists and motorists in the presence of bicycles: rules of the road, Chapter 4, pp. 108-112, Registry of Motor Vehicles
Detailed summary of bicycle laws with cites to laws
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.6 § 116E Training for law enforcement in bicycle safety enforcement
MGL c.82, §§ 35-36 Bike paths
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 ebikes): 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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