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Since 2013, experiments focus on two solutions for cycling friendly traffic lights facilities: permitting cyclists to turn right during the red phase and street crossing together with the pedestrians during their green period. The results are generally positive. Hence the Department for Building and Transport will request a change in traffic law from the Federal Roads Office. Thereby, the pilot test solutions can be implemented permanently.
For cyclists, it is not mandatory to wear a helmet. Not wearing a helmet does not lead to a reduction in financial claims due to contributory negligence.
The manual is a guide for the implementaion of attractive mountain-bike trails and contains aspects about tourism, environment protection, and administrative competences.
The translation aims to disseminate successful practices and experiences in planning and designing safe and comfortable solutions for cyclists.
With publication in the Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) No. 43 of 31th July 2013 entered the Forty-eighth street traffic regulations in force, including the revised paragraph 1 of Section 67 of the road traffic licensing regulations.
The new clause 1, paragraph 3 of the Road Traffic Act came into force on 21 June 2013.
On the 1th April 2013 the new road traffic regulations came into force. One of their objectives is to reduce "sign clutter". In addition, improved regulations governing cycling will provide more safety.
The Swiss Federal Council has set new rules for electric bicycles that allow for 500 Watt motors instead of the current 250 Watt.
United States Department of Transportation - Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation - Regulations and Recommendations
The number of people choosing to cycle to and from work jumped 26 percent from last year, says a City transportation study released Monday.
Nach einem Bericht des "San Francisco Chronicle" vom 9. Oktober 2008 bekommen Arbeitnehmer, die hauptsächlich mit dem Fahrrad zur Arbeit kommen, ab 2009 eine Aufwandsentschädigung von 20 Dollar im Monat. / A report by the "San Francisco Chronicle" of 9th October 2008 said that employees cycling to work will get 20 Dollar tax provision per month
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